On Tuesday, August 6, starting at 6:30 p.m., the City of East Ridge and the East Ridge Police Department will be hosting a “National Night Out” event at East Ridge City Hall.
Booths will be set up along the back lawn of City Hall with safety information, Neighborhood Watch info, finger printing for children, activities and food. Also present will be the East Ridge Animal Shelter, the East Ridge Fire Department and city volunteers.
The National Night Out event is in its 36th year and involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from 16,790 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In all, over 38 million people participated in last year’s National Night Out event.
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.