National Night Out against crime is Aug. 5
WAYLAND—The Michigan State Police is encouraging citizens to join their neighbors, other police agencies and community organizations across the nation in supporting the 31st annual National Night Out against crime. Citizens can participate by turning on their porch lights from 7 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5.
"National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for local anti-crime initiatives, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships by sending a message to criminals that our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back," said Andrew Foster, community service trooper of the Wayland Post. "By flipping a switch, you can show your support and participate in the fight against crime."
National Night Out is coordinated by the National Association of Town Watch and additional information on National Night Out activities can be found at www.nationalnightout.org.
Last year, more than 37.8 million people participated in National Night Out.