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Terri Vickers, Public Information Officer, Renton Police Department
Phone:  425-430-7520   or  via email
For additional information, please contact Cyndie Parks at 425-430-7521 or via email.  

Renton, WA – July 28, 2010

City of Renton to Join Cities Nationwide for ‘AMERICA’S NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME’

2010 National Night OutJoin us on Tuesday, August 3, from 4 pm to 7:30 pm, as the City of Renton hosts National Night Out at Jones Park, 104 Wells Avenue South, in North Renton.  This free event will include food, games, party hoppers for the kids and fun for the entire family!

On Tuesday, August 3rd, neighborhoods throughout the City of Renton are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “27th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event.  National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the Renton Police Department, will involve over 14,625 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world.  In all, 36.7 million people are expected to participate in ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime’.  NNO 2010 is being supported in part by TARGET, a national corporate sponsor.

National Night Out is designed to:  (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

From 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on August 3rd, residents in neighborhoods through Renton and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police.  Many neighborhoods throughout Renton will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, a visit from police, flashlight walks, contests, youth activities and anti-crime rallies.
Individual neighborhoods are invited to join us in our efforts to Give Crime & Drugs a Going Away Party by hosting a special event such as a BBQ, neighborhood block party, ice cream social or youth activity.  To register your neighborhood event, please contact Coordinator Cyndie Parks at (425) 430-7521 or via email.  City staff will make every effort to attend each neighborhood function.