National Night out Set for Tuesday, August 7

July 26, 2012
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr., Police Chief Steven Mazzie and the Everett Police Department invite all businesses, citizens, civic groups, organizations, and local officials to participate in Everett’s Annual National Night Out  – America’s Night Out against crime.  This year’s event will take place on Tuesday, August 7th, at the Everett Recreation Center from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Everett’s National Night Out is a collaboration with the National Association of Town Watch (NATW,) ” a non-profit crime prevention organization which works in cooperation with thousands of crime watch groups and law enforcement agencies throughout the country,” (source www.nationaltownwatch.org) Since starting in Everett in 2002 Everett’s National Night Out has seen over 300 families, residents, and community leaders attend the event each year.  Organizers hope to double that amount this year.

National Night Out is an annual event designed to strengthen our neighborhoods through police-community partnerships. The goal is to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, build support and participation in local anti-crime pro- grams and, most importantly, send a message to our criminals that our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. It’s also the perfect opportunity to get to know your neighbors even better.

This year’s event includes a free concert from local calypso band Irie Roots and will be fun for the whole family. The night will conclude with the traditional “Supporters Parade” in Glendale Square. This is a great way to meet your neighbors and friends in the community and show that Everett takes a stand against crime.

For more information contact Officer Patrick Johnston at Patrick.johnston@ci.everett.ma.us 617-394-2462