Juneau, AK (KINY) - The Juneau Police Department will be taking part in the National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7th.
This is a night where officers help raise awareness of crime and drug prevention. This event also serves as an opportunity to visit with neighbors and get to know local first responders. Citizens of Juneau are encouraged to coordinate block parties, cookouts, and neighborhood walks.
National Night Out was formed by the National Association of Town Watch Executive Director Matt A. Peskin. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for communities nationwide to promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention, and neighborhood camaraderie. While the one night is certainly not an answer to crime, drugs, and violence, National Night Out does represent the kind of spirit, energy, and determination that is helping to make many neighborhoods safer places throughout the year. NNO is a night to celebrate safety and crime prevention successes – and to expand and strengthen programs for the next 364 days,” he said.
JPD, Capital City Fire Rescue, and other responders will be visiting these various events throughout the community. Anyone who wants to host an event should register as a Block Captain. For more information about how to do so, give the JPD Community Services Officer, Jennifer Adams a call at 586-0600. A form can be filled out at the Police Department in Lemon Creek or by going to the JPD website.