Alexandria Police Celebrate 33rd Annual National Night Out
For Immediate Release: July 26, 2016
On Tuesday, August 2, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Alexandria Police Department will partner with City officials to celebrate the 33rd Annual National Night Out. The special celebration is part of a nationwide crime and drug prevention effort sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW).
To heighten awareness of crime prevention, residents in more than 30 Alexandria neighborhoods will turn on their porch lights, host neighborhood cook-outs and sponsor block parties in support of National Night Out. City Manager Mark Jinks, members of City Council and Chief of Police Earl L. Cook will reaffirm the City’s commitment to fighting crime by visiting residents throughout the City.
McGruff the Crime Fighting Dog, and the Alexandria Police Department’s K-9 Unit, Motor Unit, Bike Patrol, Command Bus, Armored Personnel Carrier, and Crime Scene Mobile Lab will tour neighborhoods and offer special demonstrations.
National Night Out, a year-long community building campaign, is designed to:
- Heighten crime prevention awareness;
- Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs;
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and law enforcement-community partnerships;
- Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
For more information on National Night Out 2016, call the Public Information Office at 703.746.6600.