Police Department to Host 9th Annual National Night Out
On Tuesday, August 6, 2013, the Park Ridge Police Department will join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “30th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. This will be the department’s ninth year participating.
National Night Out is “America’s Night Out Against Crime” and has grown from 2.5 million participants in its first year to over 37.5 million in 2011. Over 15,000 communities participated last year in an effort to heighten crime and drug awareness and strengthen neighborhood spirit and law enforcement community partnerships. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and is co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Park Ridge Police Department.
National Night Out provides residents with an opportunity to meet police officers, talk with their neighbors, strengthen the community, learn about safety and fight crime. The Park Ridge Police have, again, organized a free, fun-filled evening complete with crime prevention informational booths, children’s games and activities including a petting zoo, dunk-a-cop, donut eating contest, train rides or just dance the night away with our DJ. In addition, take a tour of the police department or enter our free raffle for a chance to win a new bike, gift certificates to local merchants and much, much more. Let’s give crime a “going away” party!
The Park Ridge Police Department will be sponsoring this event on Tuesday, August 6th in Hodges Park (located in front of City Hall) from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Residents are asked to turn on their porch lights to support National Night Out from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.