Friday, July 21, 2017

RPD Announces National Night Out and Kickoff Event


The Richmond Police Department is gearing up to celebrate National Night Out, the biggest city-wide party of the year, and all city residents are invited to participate.

The annual event, which is just two weeks away, will be on Tuesday, Aug. 1 2017. It brings police and neighbors together in support of crime prevention during an evening full of fun for all ages. A strong partnership between the citizens and law enforcement is a powerful tool in fighting crime which begins with building a sense of community.

Numerous National Night Out events will be hosted throughout the Richmond area.

We hope citizens will also join Richmond Police and Target stores for a National Night Out Kickoff Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, at the Forest Hill Avenue Target, 7107 Forest Hill Ave. Come out to meet your community care officers who will be on hand with crime prevention materials and children activities. The kickoff party will also include free food.

“National Night Out is a night designed to forge strong relationships between neighborhoods and police,” said Capt. Daniel Minton. “The annual event also helps police officers and citizen’s work together to heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention.”

For more information about National Night Out, please visit natw.org/

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