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National Night Out

Register Now for National Night Out!

 Celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 4th!  Brooklyn Park’s National Night Out (NNO) program is nationally recognized and continuously earns awards every year.

National Night Out is the cornerstone of our crime prevention efforts in Brooklyn Park.

From approximately 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. we ask you to lock your doors, turn on your outside lights and spend the evening with the neighbors. Many neighborhoods host special events such as block parties, cookouts, visits from police, fire and other city officials, youth contests and music.  

Your event does not have to be large or elaborate. It can be as simple as having a conversation in your neighbor’s yard. The important thing is to talk to and get to know your neighbors.

 You must register your neighborhood party to be eligible for one of the city vehicles to visit and to receive a NNO “goodie bag.”  Registration forms must be received by Friday, July 24th.  You may register your National Night Out party by going online to www.brooklynpark.org: or call Gerry Gibbs at 763-493-8284.  Listed below are the dates and times you can pick up your neighborhood “goodie bag” at the Police Department, 5400 85th Ave. No.:

Saturday, July 25th:  10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 28th:  4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 30st:  4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 ***Please remember we have officers and visitors scheduled until about 8:30 p.m. So if your party disperses before that time you may miss your visitor***

In celebration of National Night Out and the awareness of great neighborhoods the city will be hosting a family event the weekend prior to National Night Out.  More information will be on the city website: www.brooklynpark.org.

The family event will be held Friday, July 31st.   It will consist of a Children’s Penny Carnival and a Movie in the Park. The event starts at 7:00 p.m. and the movie this year will be “Big Hero 6.” This event will be held at Central Park.  Check the city website for more information as the date gets closer.

National Night Out is designed to: 1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, 2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime 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.  You can call Gerry Gibbs, Crime Prevention Coordinator at 763-493-8284 if you have any questions.

Partnership with CEAP – Brooklyn Park Police will once again be helping CEAP (Community Emergency Assistance Program) collect school supplies for the Back to School program.  A large number of these children live in Brooklyn Park and the surrounding area and as you can imagine the need will be even larger this year with the current financial situation of many families. Support from the community is essential to the success of this local program.

This year school supplies can be left in the Police Dept. lobby during the evening of National Night Out and will be picked up on August 5th by CEAP. If this time is not convenient, CEAP will leave a collection barrel in the front lobby of the police department through the month of August to collect supplies. So feel free to collect supplies in your neighborhood and donate them on National Night Out!

 

 

Alert sent on 07/22/2015 at 6:10PM EDT

Contact

Gerry Gibbs

gerry.gibbs@brooklynpark.org

763/493-8284

 
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