Monday, July 13, 2009

National Night Out in Duluth 2009

The 26th Annual National Night Out celebration is August 4, 2009. We invite everyone to get involved in this year’s event. National Night Out is designed to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Neighborhood groups or individuals that are interested in holding an event that evening should call the Duluth Police Department’s Officer Development Unit at 730-5040 to get registered. The last day to register your event with the police department will be on Tuesday July 28th.

Last year's story in "The Hillsider"

In addition, this year we are participating in the National Child Identification Program (NCIDP) and have purchased Inkless fingerprint identification and DNA sample kits for distribution. These will be given away to participating parents of National Night Out. There will be a limit of 12 kits per registered block party. Any questions please feel free to call the Duluth Police Department’s Officer Development Unit at 218-730-5040.