Tuesday, August 1, 2017
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
The Valdosta Police and Fire Departments will participate in the National Night Out, on Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 5 to 9 p.m. on the Valdosta State University front lawn.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie in an effort to prevent crime. It was first introduced in 1984 by the National Association of Town Watch, a nonprofit organization designed to provide community watch groups with the necessary resources and assets to stay informed, interested, involved, and motivated. It is celebrated across the United States and its territories, in Canada, and on military bases around the world.
Participating in this year's event: VSU Police Department, Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office, Valdosta Police Department, Georgia State Patrol, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Remerton Police Department, Hahira Police Department, Lake Park Police Department, Valdosta Fire Department, Target, The Home Depot, and the Shrine Club of Valdosta.
The public is invited to attend and meet their community first responders, enjoy hamburgers and hotdogs, safety demonstrations, activities, music, games, and more.
For more information about the National Night Out, contact Sgt. Heidi Bertsch with the VSU Police Department at (229) 333-6024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.