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