Collierville Primes for ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime’
Neighborhoods throughout Collierville are invited to again join communities nationwide by participating in the annual National Night Out set for Tuesday, August 5th, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Collierville Police Department encourages residents to take the ‘Night out’ special recognition day as an opportunity to bring together friends, family, neighborhoods, other groups, and adults and children alike, to show support of local anti-crime awareness. Turning outdoor lights on the evening of Tuesday, August 5th will also show your support of National Night Out.
National Night Out is also called “America’s Night Out Against Crime.” The nationwide event is designed to heighten drug prevention and crime awareness, generate support and participation in local anti-crime efforts, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships. Neighbors uniting send a message to criminals letting them know that their neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. National Night Out now involves over 37.8 million people and 16,124 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.
The Collierville Police Department coordinates the evening event that drew participation by more than 30 neighborhoods in 2013. To participate, click here to sign up your neighborhood, group or subdivision to be part of this event.
Members from the Collierville Police Department and representatives of Collierville Mayor and Board of Aldermen will use registered events to visit as many of the locations as possible. Often, ‘America’s Night out Against Crime’ gatherings include block parties, parades, ice cream socials and more. There is no size requirement to take part in National Night Out so the event can be as large or small as desired.
“It would be great if we could double participation over last year’s National Night Out groups," Collierville Police Chief Larry Goodwin said. “By staying highly visible as a Police force and uniting as a Town for this event, the stronger position we present against crime,” he said. Collierville citizens always have the full commitment of all members of the Collierville Police Department to ensure that all measures are being taken to keep Collierville a safe place to live and work, every day of every year.
For more information on National Night Out, contact Lt. David Townsend at (901) 457-2560 or to register, click here.