Sitka Police to hold National Night Out on August 27

    (Photo credit: SPD.)

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Sitka Police Department will be holding National Night Out in the community on August 27 at Moller Field.

    National Night Out is a community-oriented celebration that aims at crime and drug awareness and prevention.

    NNO was formed by the National Association of Town Watch Executive Director Matt A. Peskin.

    He said, “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.”

    Sitka Police, Fire Department, local law enforcement agencies, and the US Coast Guard will be in attendance on August 27, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Moller Field.

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