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National Night Out 2012

Tuesday August 7th, 2012

Information provided from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

The purpose of this event is to reduce property crime, through neighbors getting out of their houses, turning on their porch lights, and getting to know each other as well as local emergency service providers. This happens through neighborhoods hosting block parties, which are attended by deputies and employees from the sheriff’s office, fire personnel from local fire stations, and other special guests. The host of a block party can sign up with the Community Resource Unit of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to have visits by an array of guests.

The visits can consist of any of the following groups; K-9’s and their handlers, motorcycles, Race-A-Cop car, patrol car, jail bus, crime scene van, SWAT team member, park ranger, McGruff the Crime Dog, CSV (Community Safety Volunteer), Mounted Patrol, fire fighters and their engines, and many more. These visits allow citizens to interact with law enforcement and fire fighters in a non-emergent atmosphere which builds stronger relationships between the citizens of Douglas County and local emergency services personnel.

Although National Night Out is run through the neighborhood watch program in Douglas County, your neighborhood does not have to belong to a neighborhood watch group to participate.

To sign up for National Night Out 2012, please go online to fill out form.



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