Cleveland Police Department will observe National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. The purpose of National Night Out is to build a stronger Police-Community partnership.
National Night Out heightens crime prevention awareness, and generates local support of anti-crime programs. Police agencies nationwide believe this is a positive way to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community relations, and sends a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
From 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 2, citizens are encouraged to turn on their front porch lights at dusk, walk outside, and visit with their neighbors. Additional officers will be out in the neighborhoods during this evening to answer questions, and/or listen to any concerns citizens may have.
“This is a great opportunity for citizens to meet the officers who serve them and to help support the annual event,” said Capt. Scott Felts, spokesperson for Cleveland PD.
Officers will have safety and awareness educational material on board their patrol cars.
National Night Out has proven to be an effective, inexpensive, and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit, and police relations in our fight for safer communities.