Dayton Human Relations Council

City Leaders to Take Part in ʺNational Night Outʺ Festivities

Release Date: Monday, August 3, 2015
Contact: Cara Zinski-Neace, Police Information Specialist, 9373331201
The bus will be loaded up and ready to go on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 4:45 p.m. as
city leaders, along with Dayton Police and Dayton Fire personnel, visit National
Night Out festivities across Dayton.

This is the 32nd year for the ʺNational Night Outʺ program, which began in 1983 and
is celebrated every first Tuesday in August. More than 38 million people in 16,500
communities in all 50 states, Canada, U.S territories and military bases worldwide
took part in National Night Out 2014.

Many people associate National Night Out, with leaving a porch light on, but
celebrations have grown over the years to include a variety of special events such as
block parties, cookouts and community events allowing citizens, law enforcement
and local government leaders to interact. National Night Out is intended to build
community while boosting crime prevention awareness and participation in anticrime
groups and programs. Neighbors, law enforcement and city leaders come
together to form partnerships and send a message to criminals that they care about
the community and are prepared to fight crime.

The Dayton Police Department will lead the Neighborhood Tour Caravan which will
make stops at five National Night Out community celebrations:

5:05 pm ‑ Dayton Veterans Administration ‑ Plaza on Kentucky Avenue
5:35 pm ‑ Residence Park ‑ W. Second Street at Elmhurst Road
6:10 pm ‑ Phoenix Project ‑ Fairview Commons, 2262 Elsmere Drive
6:45 pm ‑ Old North Dayton ‑ Stuart‑Patterson Park, 400 Block of Leo Street

7:20 pm ‑ Oregon District ‑ Newcom/Founders Park, Brown Street & Green

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