2011-07-29 / Community

National Night OutAgainst Crime

By Kerri Ann Dinneny

The 100 Precinct Community Council and Transit District 23 present the National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 2 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. The National Night Out Against Crime takes place all over the country. It promotes the importance of a unified neighborhood against crime. It involves local citizens, law enforcement, civic groups, and local businesses that gather once a year to heighten prevention awareness.

The partnerships between community members and the police are essential to the fight against crime. The night is sponsored throughout the country by the National Association of Town Watch and the Target Corporation. Recognition from Target implies the effectiveness of nights like these and their impact on a community. Participation in the Night Out generates support from local programs and the 100 Precinct, well beyond the one night.

The event also involves ‘Project 365,’ a plan for the community to designate a problem area and make an effort to change it by the next National Night Out.

Objectives and course of action towards making progress in this area are documented throughout the process.

The Night will feature various law enforcement agencies, the National Park Service teaching about the Camp Gateway organization, rides, karate shows, Stan’s Pepper Steppers, a search by the N.Y.P.D. K-9 unit, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, face painters, caricature portraits, give-aways, popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones, entertainment, DJ Teddy, as well as other informative organizations and Cop of the Year presentations.

There will also be music provided by Alive-N-Kickin’ band from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m.

The Night Out Against Crime will take place on Beach 108 Street and Shore Front Parkway/Boardwalk.

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