National Night Out set Aug. 7

Published 12:06 pm Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Town of Farmville will celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7, a release from the Town of Farmville and Farmville Police Department cited.

“National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community,” the release cited.

In 2017, the Town’s citizens held nine events in neighborhoods across town, earning Farmville 17th place nationally in areas with a population of 15,000 or less, the release cited. Residents can host neighborhood block parties. McGruff, the crime dog, and police department members will visit neighborhoods hosting these events.

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Event hosts are asked to contact the Farmville Police Department with plans for their event by July 21.

“National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug-prevention 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,” the release cited.

To learn more about National Night Out, contact Farmville Police Department at 434-392-9259.