National Night Out coming August 1

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau Police Department and Juneau citizens will participate in the annual National Night Out Tuesday, August 1.

    Chief Bryce Johnson says it will work a little differently this year.  The department recently went to a system of geographic policing with the city and borough divided into five zones with each one of the five shifts focused on one of those areas.

    In the past one set of public safety officials went from one event to the other.  "If you have a National Night Out party in your neighborhood, the officers who come to your party will be the officers actually responsible for your neighborhood," the chief says.

    This year's event is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m.

    The police department is coordinating  visits by its officers, Capital City Fire Rescue,  and other first responders to visit the various block parties and cookouts throughout the community.

    Anyone interested in hosting such an event in their neighborhood is encouraged to register as a block captain.  For more information contact Community Services Officer Jennifer Adams at the police department by calling 586-0600.  


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