National Night Out Is Set

Published 1:49 pm Thursday, July 16, 2015

FARMVILLE It’s time to start planning for National Night Out 2015, which is scheduled for August 4. Last year the citizens took an impressive stand in the fight against crime by holding 11 events in neighborhoods across town, earning Farmville 21st place nationally in areas with a population of 15,000 or less.

Farmville Town residents can celebrate the fight against crime by hosting neighborhood block parties that bring neighbors, communities, and the police department together. McGruff, the crime dog, and police department members will visit neighborhoods hosting this event. Event hosts are asked to contact the Farmville Police Department with plans for their event by July 30.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drugprevention awareness, develop and strengthen partnerships between police and residents, and generate support for anti-crime programs such as Neighborhood Watch, Crime Solvers and Business Watch.

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To learn more about National Night Out and how to plan your neighborhood event, please contact the Farmville Police Department at (434) 392-9259. Community members may also contact Detective Sergeant C W Moss at 392-2109 to learn how to establish a Neighborhood Watch program in their neighborhood.