National Night Out
|Date:||Every 12 months on the 1st Tuesday|
|Time:||6:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
|Next:||August 1, 2017|
|August 7, 2018|
|August 6, 2019|
In partnership with the National Association of Town Watch, the Keizer Police Department will be co-sponsoring the 32nd annual National Night Out event citywide on the first Tuesday in August from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Over 34 million people in more than 16,000 communities throughout the country will join forces with law enforcement to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, drug and violence prevention, safety, and neighborhood unity.
Residents in neighborhoods in Keizer and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on porch lights, and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. Many neighborhoods will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, potlucks, dessert socials, and youth activities. Neighborhood Watch block captains are highly encouraged to organize an event as an opportunity to contact their participants, meet new neighbors and update their rosters. All other neighborhoods are also encouraged to participate.
Between now and National Night Out, participants are asked to designate a particular problem area in their neighborhood. Called Project 365, designations could be trouble at a neighborhood park, a suspected drug house, car break-ins or similar issues. The goal will be to work towards correcting the problem in 365 days, or by National Night Out 2016. Participants can discuss their project with neighbors and visiting police officers and solicit their help and input. They may also announce their plans and success with the National Association of Town Watch. For more information, please visit www.nno.org.
Registration needs to be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the last weekday in July.
For more information, contact Lt. Copeland at 503-856-3463 or e-mail him here.