Danville residents are reminded to set Tuesday, August 5, 2014 on their calendars as a night to get out and meet their neighbors and law enforcement during the National Night Out event. Introduced in 1984, the National Night Out is an evening set aside to heighten awareness in neighborhoods and strengthen participation in local anti-crime efforts.
National Night Out is held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Citizens are encouraged to set up block parties, get to know their neighbors and enjoy the evening. Police Chief Steve Simpkins and other members of the Danville Police Department will be out visiting block parties that have registered with the Department.
“Over the years, National Night Out has strengthened neighborhood spirit and the Police Department’s partnership with the community,” said Chief Simpkins. “Events like this let the bad guys know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.”
Residents wanting to plan a block party can register at http://natw.org/registration/ or 1-800-NITE-OUT. Registration is free and includes an organizational kit with guidelines, suggestions and more.
Anyone who wishes to have Police Department personnel visit their block party are encouraged to contact Crime Prevention Specialist Jacklyn McDaniel at (925) 314-3700 firstname.lastname@example.org.
—Information submitted by Town of Danville