National Night Out in Metro Atlanta

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ATLANTA - The Atlanta Police Department has partnered with several local agencies to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6. National Night Out is organized by the National Association of Town Watch and encourages communities to partner with local law enforcement to increase crime prevention awareness.

Neighborhoods and Neighborhood Planning Units are invited to register block parties and other events by emailing Crime Prevention Inspector G. Mayes at mailto:gmayes@atlantaga.gov or leaving a message at 404-546-5550.  Events registered by Friday, August 2 may receive visits from city officials. Sample events include community block parties, ice cream socials and community clean-ups. All Atlanta National Night Out activities are free, family-friendly and promote community pride and safety.  This year's theme is "The More We Get Together, The Safer We'll Be" and bulleted below is a partial list of events.

Atlanta National Night Out partners include the Atlanta Police Department, Atlanta Fire Rescue Department, the Mayor's Office of Weed & Seed, City of Atlanta Departments of Corrections, Public Works, Planning and Community Development and Watershed Management; the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

This year is the 30th anniversary of National Night Out with over 34 million people across the country expected to participate. For more information about National Night Out, the largest annual crime and drug prevention event, visit     www.nationalnightout.org     <http://www.nationalnightout.org         or call 1-800-NITE OUT.


 

DEKALB COUNTY - DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May and the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners will touring a multitude of locations throughout DeKalb County on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to promote crime prevention initiatives during National Night Out (NNO).

National Night Out, "America's Night Out Against Crime," is a grassroots effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie.  In addition, NNO is designed to send a message to criminals to let them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.  Prevention programs include neighborhood watch groups, law enforcement agencies, state and regional crime prevention associations, businesses, civic groups, and individuals devoted to safer communities.

Interim CEO Lee May will be attending a multitude of NNO events across DeKalb County.  His tentative schedule is as follows: 

Between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
·    Timothy Drive/Green Hills at 1891 Timothy Drive, Atlanta, GA 30329
·    Greenwood Acres at 2915 Greenwillow Drive, Atlanta, GA 30345
·    Lindmoor Woods at Rehoboth Presbyterian Church 2729 Highway 29, Decatur, GA 30033
·    Saint Lawrence Cove at 1707 Saint Lawrence Cove, Decatur, GA 30030

Between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m.
·    The Target NNO Kick Off (see below) 4241 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084
·    Wakefield Forest at the corner of Woodacres Road and Capehart Circle, Atlanta, GA 30345
·    Appling Heights on Appling Drive, Atlanta, GA 30341
·    Beverly Hills at Stratford Arms, between LaVenture and Stratford Arms, Atlanta, GA 30341

Between 8:00 and 9:00 p.m.
·    Creekwood Hills on Creekway Drive, Decatur 30034
·    Keystone Gates Subdivision, on Keystone Gates Drive, Lithonia, GA 30058
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Target is the national sponsor for National Night Out.  The community is invited to visit the Target location at Northlake, 4241 LaVista Road from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.. The Fire Safety House will be on site so kids can practice crawling low under smoke and there will also be giveaways and demonstrations from Target and various DeKalb County departments.  The police department will showcase "the beast," a mobile SWAT response unit outfitted with the latest crime-stopping technology.  Target associates will also be touring area neighborhoods.

 


SANDY SPRINGS  - Those who live and work within Sandy Springs are invited to join the City's Community Block Party celebrating the 30th Annual National Night Out. Taking place on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 from 6-8 p.m., at Hammond Park located at 6005 Hammond Drive, this free event encourages a healthy and safe community atmosphere. 
Co-sponsored by Target and organized by Sandy Springs Police, Sandy Springs Fire-Rescue and Sandy Springs Recreation and Parks, the evening will be filled with free food, live music and lots of entertainment. Among the activities: Pop-a-Shot basketball, sack races, carnival games, face painting, inflatables and a water slide.  Kids will also have the opportunity play in the Fire Safety House, a hands-on learning tool for Sandy Springs Fire and Rescue to educate children on fire safety. There will be a meet-and-greet with police officers and firefighters, and fire trucks and police cars will be on scene with lights and sirens on for everyone's entertainment.
"The goal of National Night Out is to promote the concept of a safe and healthy community. It is not something public safety personnel can do alone; it is a community effort. Events like the National Night Out enable the community to interact with public safety personnel in a safe and inviting environment. It is a wonderful way to build trust as well as the sense of community," said Public Safety Director Terry Sult. "The partnership between Target and the Sandy Springs Police Department further strengthens and supports local anticrime programs."
National Night Out began in 1984 to bring awareness and strengthen participation in local anticrime efforts. This year's event is sponsored by: Target, Buffalo Wild Wings, Whole Foods, Costco, Rural/Metro Ambulance, Holiday Inn Express, Delta Community Credit Union, Publix, Fast Signs, Pig-N-Chick, Chick-fil-A, Domino's Pizza, Firehouse Subs and Kroger.

 


ROSWELL -- The Roswell Police Department, along with Roswell Target stores would like to invite all
Roswell residents to join us on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. for
National Night Out. This FREE family-friendly event will be held at the Roswell City
Hall grounds located at 38 Hill Street. There will be a bounce house, rock climbing wall,
spin art, face painting, local vendors, prizes, and plenty of food and drinks! Police
vehicles, fire equipment, SWAT and K-9 demonstrations will be the highlight of this
event!   
 
National Night Out is designed to strengthen our communities by encouraging
neighborhoods to engage in stronger relationships with each other and with their local
law enforcement partners. The goal is to heighten crime-prevention awareness, build
support and participation in local anti-crime programs, and most importantly, send a
message that our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. It's also the perfect
opportunity to get to know your neighbors even better.

Help build a stronger, safer community by attending the annual National Night Out. For
more information, go to NationalNightOut.org or contact the Roswell Police Department. 


 

LILBURN - National Night Out (NNO) Against Crime is a nation-wide event that started on Aug. 7, 1984.  That year, 400 communities in 23 states took part with 2.5 million Americans participating.  Today 15,000 communities in all 50 states and Canada observe this important event. Lilburn started hosting NNO four ago years and it has since mushroomed into one of the premiere NNO events in Georgia.  This year's get together will be held tomorrow (Tuesday, Aug 6th) at and around the pavilion in Lilburn Park from 6-8:30 pm.  It's expected to be even bigger and better than previous years. "We're really excited about this year's National Night Out," stated Margot Ashley, president of SafetySmart Lilburn (SSL).  She points out that there is a significant increase in exhibitors, demonstrations and activities over previous years. "We will have incredible array of community, government and civic organizations offering safety tips and resources," she said.   Here is just a sampling of Lilburn's National Night Out 2013: * Several cultural organizations representing the diversity of Lilburn * Kids activities such as a scavenger hunt, kids' workshop, Cinnamon the Clown, and a puppet show * Mascots from Chick-Fil-A and Gwinnett Fire     * Safe movement and dance demonstrations * Conversations with Lilburn Police about bullying, tag readers and the Georgia Move Over Law * K-9 and bike demonstrations * Health clinic offers free blood pressure, blood sugar, body mass index, vision screening, and consultation with a doctor.   * 14 local restaurants are donating food free for area residents to sample * Meet Lilburn police officers and Gwinnett Fire personnel directly and be able to talk to them directly.  

 


MILTON-  Don't forget: National Night Out held Tuesday Yearly event at Wills Park features public safety displays, demonstrations   MILTON, Ga., Aug. 5, 2013 - Don't forget that tomorrow night, Tuesday, Aug. 6, the City of Milton Police and Fire departments will partner with the Alpharetta Public Safety Department to host the 30th Annual National Night Out event from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Wills Park Equestrian Center in Alpharetta.  The Wills Park Equestrian Center is located at 11915 Wills Road in Alpharetta

This year's event includes:
· bounce houses for kids · interactive fire safety house simulator · technical rescue operations · displays of police and fire vehicles along with demonstrations · police K9 dog scenarios · state-of-the-art SWAT bus and active SWAT scenario · numerous other police and fire activities  Please note: Some of the demonstrations involve the use of simulated blank gunfire and/or noise-making devices. Come hungry, because Milton and Alpharetta police and firefighters, joined by volunteers, will serve hundreds of hot dogs and hamburgers followed by ice cream. Special thanks to business partners Chick-fil-A, Target, Dairy Queen and Costco for donating products for this year's event and the Alpharetta Public Safety Foundation for donating the ice cream.   The National Night Out "America's Night Out Against Crime" campaign, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), began in 1984 to bring awareness to crime and drug prevention activities, establish community-police partnerships and instill neighborhood camaraderie.  National Night Out now involves more than 37 million people throughout the United States and other countries

 


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