The city of Hoquiam hosted a total of 12 outstanding block parties in town last night! This was a very busy year for neighbors getting to know neighbors.
Police Chief Jeff Myers said in a press releaseThat block parties were visited by McGruff the crime dog, Sparky the fire safety dog, police officers, explorer scouts, crime watch volunteers, city officials, firefighters and Judge Stephen Brown of the GH Superior Court. The department had to break up into three groups to make sure all the parties could be visited.
The participation of citizens in our community demonstrates Hometown Hoquiam pride. Neighbors getting to know each other also reduces crime and increases the sense of security in the neighborhood.
I want to personally thank the block watch hosts and all the neighbors who participated this year in National Night Out.
This was our first block party stop at Channel Point.
In Aberdeen, Detective Sgt. Art Laur said Members of the Aberdeen Police Department visited 13 locations as part of the 2015 National Night Out. The event was well attended with citizens of our community and members of our department working together to make our neighborhoods a better place to live.
5 Aberdeen Police Department Explorers attended the event with two dressed in McGruff costumes. Explorers are young adults ages 15 ½ to 21 who volunteer their time in an effort to learn about Law Enforcement. The Aberdeen Police Department currently has 10 Police Explorers. Explorers receive extensive training in all facets of Law Enforcement and assist this agency in numerous community events throughout the year.
Laur Said “Our department’s involvement in National Night Out is an example of our dedication to our Mission Statement: As Guardians of our community we are committed to achieving trusted problem solving partnerships, always ready to serve with pride and excellence.”