Next Tuesday, August 4th from 6 to 8:30 pm we will be celebrating National Night Out here on the City Campus. It is a going away party for crime and illegal drugs in our community–citizens and police together make our community safer. There will be demonstrations, raffles, food and family fun –all free. We are lucky to have the support of many, many of our local businesses who sponsor us for this great event.
This is literally an event produced by our staff as a gift for this community. We know we can’t do our job without you. They work hard to plan the event–it involves nearly the whole staff. Officers Chris Mahon & Metter Smith along with PSO Nick Krystiniak are the leads along with our volunteer coordinator Paige Baranyai. Our police and dispatch personnel volunteer (just to clear up any issues – they are not paid –they volunteer their personal time) at the event or during set up and clean up. Our many WONDERFUL community volunteers help you park, enjoy the demonstrations, get you something to drink and learn more about the AHPD. Even our retirees come back to cook the hot dogs for you. And our friends at the Community Center from Senior Services and Recreation let us use their building and keep everything going smoothly. Everyone provides some time and talent to the event.
This year we have something new: a promotional video! It was written and developed by PSO Quentessa Tuffs with technical help from Kyle Scislowicz from City Hall. It has a great message and tells you what the event is all about — you will enjoy it.
Hope to see you next Tuesday!