Join your neighbors and 37 million other people for National Night Out August 7 [Neighborhoods]

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Join your neighbors and 37 million other people for National Night Out August 7

National Night Out is America's night out against crime. Louisville is joining the national efforts with activities for the entire family in all eight police districts on Tuesday, August 7. Last year, National Night Out involved more than 37 million people in 15,325 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, some Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide. National Night Out 2012 is expected to be the largest ever.

The goals of National Night Out and Louisville Metro Police Department, are to:

  • Heighten crime prevention awareness
  • Build support and participation in local anti-crime programs
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships
  • Send a message that neighborhoods are organized and working together to prevent crime

The National Association of Town Watch (NATW) is a nonprofit, crime prevention organization which works in cooperation with thousands of crime watch groups and law enforcement agencies throughout the country. Since 1981, NATW has been dedicated to the development, growth and maintenance of organized crime and drug prevention programs nationwide. National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime,” was introduced by the Association in 1984.

DivisionLocationTimeActivities
First Division

Portland Community Center
640 N. 27th Street

6:30-9 p.m.Free food and drinks
Second Division

2nd Division Building
3419 Bohne Avenue

6-9 p.m.Canine Unit
Mounted Patrol
SWAT Team
Domestic Violence awareness
Health awareness
Crime prevention material
Cookout with free food and drinks
Third Division

3rd Division Building
7219 Dixie Highway

6-9 p.m.Crime prevention material
Free food and drinks
Fourth DivisionSalvation Army Boys and Girls Club
Wyandotte Park
1010 Beecher Street
5-8 p.m.1,000 backpacks with school supplies
LMPD displays
Mounted Patrol
American Red Cross blood drive
River City Drum Corp
Pony rides
Inflatable bounces
Kosair clowns
Free food and drinks
Fifth DivisionPeterson-Dumesnil House    
301 S. Peterson Avenue
5-9 p.m.Live music by two bands
Trolley rides
Dive Team
SWAT Team
Air Patrol
Louisville Fire
Rock wall
Bubble truck
Monster truck
Face painting
"Brownie" the robot
Lots of door prizes
Free food and drinks
Sixth DivisionLowe's
2100 Bashford Manor Lane
6-8 p.m.Crime prevention material
Hot dogs, chips, and soft drinks
Seventh DivisionTarget
4800 block Outer Loop
7-9 p.m.Crime prevention material
Anti-bullying
Peer pressure
ElderServe information
Kids ID kits
Norton Hospital health screenings
AAA Systems security
Free food and drinks
Eighth DivisionSpringhurst Target
4100 Towne Center Drive
6-8 p.m.LMPD displays
Louisville Fire
Children's activities
Free hot dogs, popcorn, and soft drinks

Photo: Flickr/NatwPics

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