National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime” is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and the Woodstock Police Department will be participating. The event will take place on Tuesday evening, August 6, 2013 in the Park at City Center in downtown Woodstock.
The National Night Out program began in 1984 as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and to send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. This culminates annually, on the first Tuesday of August with the nationwide National Night Out. The program now involves over 37 million people from all 50 states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.
The Woodstock Night Out event will feature plenty of activities for family fun: bounce houses, a rock climbing wall, face painting, SWAT demos, K-9 demos, two helicopters, a live DJ, and a Safe Kids safety house. The primary focus, however, is to provide a setting where the community can spend an enjoyable evening in the park with local public safety officials.
Other organizations present at the event will include the Cherokee Sherriff’s Office, Holly Springs Police Department, Georgia State Patrol, Drug Enforcement Administration, Woodstock Fire Department, Cherokee Fire & Emergency Services, Cherokee Safe Kids, United States Army, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Domestic Violence Task Force, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Woodstock Public Safety Foundation, Cherokee E-911 Services, Army Corp of Engineers and Cherokee Animal Control.
Come out to this great event and support your public safety officials, the community and send the message that Woodstock is fighting back against crime!
For more information on Woodstock Night Out, contact Officer Ryan Bleisath with the Woodstock Police Department at 770-592-6000 ext: 1172.