FLAGSTAFF — In conjunction with the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) campaign, the Flagstaff Police Department will be hosting the annual National Night Out in the west parking lot of City Hall, August 4, 2015 from 6pm-8pm.
This free event is for the whole family and will feature a live radio broadcast, free hotdogs, sodas, watermelon and a chance to get out for the evening. There will be presentations including hands-only CPR, identity theft and fraud prevention, updates on community crime prevention activity.
Citizens will have the opportunity to meet with the police officers who work in their neighborhoods. They can learn what is being done near their homes and make suggestions to their officers for issues that might need attention. Information about neighborhood Block Watch will be available.
Officers from the Flagstaff Police Department, Northern Arizona University Police, Department of Public Safety, Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and many others will have displays and educational materials.
The National Night Out, is a yearlong community building campaign, is designed to: (1) heighten crime prevention awareness, (2) generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs, (3) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and (4) send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
This is a special night for the Flagstaff community to take an opportunity to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity through partnering with public safety professionals and local businesses to give crime a “night out.”