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Jul 26, 2013

Woonsocket's National Night Out


National Night Out

            Woonsocket Police Department will be hosting National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at River Island Park from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.  Food, drinks, and entertainment will be provided free of charge.  There will be music, a Moon Bounce, Police K9 Demonstrations, Forensic Unit Displays, SRT (SWAT) Team Displays, a smoke house simulator, bike giveaway and more. 

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Posted by: Craig

National Night Out

            Woonsocket Police Department will be hosting National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at River Island Park from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.  Food, drinks, and entertainment will be provided free of charge.  There will be music, a Moon Bounce, Police K9 Demonstrations, Forensic Unit Displays, SRT (SWAT) Team Displays, a smoke house simulator, bike giveaway and more. 

           National Night Out 2012 involved 37.5 million people in 15,704 communities from all 50 states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide. National Night Out 2013, the 30thanniversary is expected to be the largest ever.  National Night Out, a yearlong community building campaign, is designed to: (1) heighten crime prevention awareness, (2) generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs, (3) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and (4) send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most cities and towns celebrate National Night Out with a variety of special citywide and neighborhood events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals, visits from local officials and law enforcement, safety fairs, and youth events.

 National Project Coordinator, Matt Peskin said:

            “This is a night for America to stand together and promote awareness, safety, and neighborhood unity. National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight for a safer nation. On NNO, we invite neighborhoods nationwide to join us and “give crime a going away party”.

 Woonsocket Police Department Joins FACEBOOK

            Woonsocket Police Department would also like to make the public aware of our new Facebook Page.  We are encouraging everyone to “like” Woonsocket Police Department to get community updates, news, be able to send messages and questions to a police officer, and view the department’s performance measures.