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Public invited to spend time outside with Norfolk police

August 3, 2018

Neighborhoods throughout Norfolk are being invited to join with thousands of communities nationwide for the 35th annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event.

On Tuesday, Aug. 7, community members will have the opportunity to spend the evening outside with neighbors and police from 6-8 p.m.

Norfolk’s National Night Out is a free event held at Central Park, 705 S. Sixth St.

Representatives from the Norfolk Police Division, the Norfolk Fire Division and the Nebraska State Patrol will visit with citizens and provide demonstrations. Nearly 40 civic and service organizations will be present to showcase what they have to offer in the community.

Free food will be donated by Norfolk businesses, and there will be various activities for kids and families.

The National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

The event is sponsored by the National Association Town watch and co-sponsored locally by the Norfolk Police Division.

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