UPDATE: Night Out Neighborhood parties; potluck food and a chance to get acquainted
Night Out a national event promoted in Seattle by Seattle Police Department Crime Prevention is tonight, Aug. 7. It is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our communities.
There are more than fifty registered parties in West Seattle and thirty six in Ballard.
The event also offers people a chance in many cases to learn about emergency preparedness, certain special needs neighbors and resources in the local area. Most parties start at 6pm and end by 9pm but check your own area or the map for specifics.
Just a handful of us from Spruce Apartments on 40th and Alaska didn't get to register in time but gathering in spirit for our society's great need to become the community we want to live in.
Your comment is what community MEANS. Thank you.
Not paying cops to ride around on expensive horses and kiss babies, we're paying them to catch the bad guys.
Actually Gregg, We are paying them to form a tighter bond with the community because it is literally impossible to catch criminals without the help of the public. Neighborhood watch groups, that know and trust their local police officers have been shown time and again to have reduced crime. The job of community outreach is incredibly important and if you sat down with Precinct Commander Pierre Davis and interviewed him as we have he would tell you that the link between the public and officers they can call with a question, concern or complaint is at the heart of community police work.