America’s Night Out Against Crime
On Tuesday, August 6, 2013, neighborhoods throughout Woodland are invited to join forces with the Woodland Police Department, Fire Department, and thousands of communities nationwide for the 30th Annual National Night Out (NNO), sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. The National Association of Town Watch was established in 1981 as a nonprofit, crime prevention organization.
The National Night Out 2012 campaign involved over 15,000 communities and an estimated 37 million people, and we encourage members of the community to participate in the 2013 National Night Out. The potlucks and get-togethers that will occur on August 6 will strengthen neighborhood connections and reinforce the strong partnership that exists between residents and our police department. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, Neighborhood Watch Programs and other anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and Police/Community relations, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are fighting back against crime.
To that cause, from 2:00 to 6:00 pm on August 6, 2013, local businesses, Target, Woodland Police Department, Yolo County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, Woodland Fire Department and other local agencies will be sponsoring an event in the Woodland Target parking lot, 2185 Bronze Star Drive. Activities including a dunk tank, jump house and child ID kits, as well as a variety of drawing prizes and promotional giveaways will be sponsored. The Yolo County Sheriff’s Posse will be attending along with police officers, county deputies and fire personnel (please keep in mind the emergency responders attending will be working and may have to respond to calls for service). Various state and local leaders plan on attending and the Woodland Police Department will be recruiting volunteers as well.
If your homeowner’s association or neighborhood is planning something on August 6 to support NNO, members of the Police Department would like to stop by to introduce themselves (if calls for service permit) between the hours of 6:30 and 9:00 pm. Please contact Police Volunteer Ron Liles to let him know of your event (firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-661-7875).
For additional information on “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, please visit the official National Night Out website at www.nationalnightout.org. Citizens play a critical role in creating a safe environment by observing and reporting any suspicious and criminal activity to the Police. The Woodland Police Department recommends that citizens do not participate in any direct verbal or physical involvement with suspicious persons or those who are committing crimes. The personal safety of the community is paramount. We encourage the Woodland community to record the details of what they observe and to report those details to the Police. This type of community involvement and partnership has proven to be a very effective crime prevention tool. Citizens act as the eyes and ears of the community first, and consequently are the extended eyes and ears of the Woodland Police Department. Thank you for being a force multiplier in our efforts to provide the highest quality law enforcement services to our community.