(Arvada, CO) – National Night Out is a community effort to reduce crime and the fear of crime in our neighborhoods. This year’s celebration is slated for Tuesday, August 4, 2015.
Residents of Arvada are asked to join Americans across the country by turning on their porch lights to turn off crime.
This year, the first 200 visitors to Olde Town will receive a blue light to put on their porch. A blue light represents support of law enforcement.
“Our hope is to not only turn off crime by turning on porch lights, but also to show that our community supports law enforcement,” said Sergeant DeAndrea of the Community Response Impact Team, the unit that organizes National Night Out in Arvada.
People across the nation will attend various celebrations on August 4. The biggest National Night Out celebration event in Arvada will be held in the Olde Town Square (near Ralston Road/Olde Wadsworth) and will be in full swing by 5 p.m. Visitors will be treated to live music, hamburgers from the grill and super sweets.
Members of the Arvada Police Department will start their evening by visiting National Night Out celebrations at the Olde Town Square at 5:00 p.m. and then travel to several other block parties throughout the city throughout the evening.
If you are interested in hosting a National Night Out celebration in your neighborhood and having officers stop by, please call the volunteer coordinator at 720.898.6672.
National Night Out is a National Association of Town Watch initiative, bringing communities together to fight crime.
About Arvada Police
The Arvada Police department, established in 1945, was the first agency in Colorado to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies. Arvada boasts one of the lowest crime rates in the metro area. Over 230 employees serve more than 100,000 residents and businesses and are committed to the principles of responsibility, dedication and respect. Learn more by visiting www.arvadapd.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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