HOQUIAM, Wash. - Tuesday, August 6, 2013, neighborhoods throughout Hoquiam will join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the "30th Annual National Night Out" against crime.
Police Chief Jeff Myers tells us last year, 37.5 million people in over 15,000 communities participated in National Night Out, including Hoquiam.
National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the Hoquiam Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies. Myers added "In its 30th year, we expect this to be yet another great event!
National Night Out provides an opportunity for our community members to get to know one another and build strong networks of communication about what’s happening in the neighborhood. Public Officials, Officers, Firefighters and Crime Watch volunteers from Hoquiam as well as an E911 Dispatcher will drop in at each block party to visit and talk about important crime prevention and general safety tips.
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in local anti-crime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
If you want to close your neighborhood street or utilize a City Park for a party during National Night Out, please contact Tracy Wood at the City of Hoquiam Community Services Department at 538-3970 or email@example.com. Signs and barricades are available from the city if needed.
The police department will be providing free party items to each block party host. To sign up or to obtain more information regarding this event, call Chief Jeff Myers at 360-532-0892 x 105 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Tracy Wood listed above.