Oak Ridge will join communities throughout the country celebrating National Night Out from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1. The evening is designed to heighten awareness of crime prevention and to strengthen neighborhood involvement in anti-crime programs and police-community partnerships.
The Oak Ridge Neighborhood Watch Program is supporting the Oak Ridge Police Community Resource Office in planning the city-wide National Night Out event. This year marks the 30th anniversary of this unique crime prevention program promoted by the National Association of Town Watch Groups.
National Night Out is designed to:
- Heighten awareness of local resources for crime prevention and substance abuse prevention.
- Generate support for local crime prevention programs.
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships.
- Send a message of our strong commitment to prevent crime and substance abuse.
Parents may have their children fingerprinted to help identify lost or missing kids; organizations will provide crime prevention and substance abuse information designed for adults and children; and police will demonstrate K9 resources, provide information about meth abuse, and share volunteer opportunities.
The Oak Ridge National Night Out community gathering will provide family-friendly activities for adults and children of all ages. This fun and educational event will offer music, games, free food, and soft drinks to the public at no cost. It will be held indoors and outdoors at the Oak Ridge Civic Center and A.K. Bissell Park.
The Oak Ridge National Night Out is sponsored by donations and in-kind contributions from local businesses and organizations that support local crime prevention. This support allows National Night Out sponsors to provide an informative, fun, and free event for the community.
Contributions supporting National Night Out may be made to the Oak Ridge Neighborhood Watch Program and may be mailed to the following address: Officer Daniel McFee, P.O. Box 1, Oak Ridge, TN 37831.
For more information, please contact Brad Stephenson, ORNWP President, at [email protected], or Officer Daniel McFee, Community Resource Officer for the Oak Ridge Police Department, at [email protected].