COMMERCE CITY, COLO. – For more than five years, neighborhoods across CommerceCity have participated in America‘s National Night Out, hosting events such as block parties—tobring neighbors together and raise awareness about crime prevention activities in the city. OnAugust 7, 2012, 21 Commerce City neighborhoods are planning to host events.
"National Night Out provides citizens an opportunity to take a stand against crime in theircommunity," said Crime Prevention Officer Kayla Fender. "This is done by strengthening theirneighborhood watch programs, meeting new neighbors, and building bonds with the officers thatpatrol their community."
Some of the neighborhoods participating in America‘s National Night Out include:
* Belle Creek Neighborhood/Subdivision* Harvest Meadows Neighborhood/Subdivision* Our Savior Lutheran Church (6770 Monaco Street)* Dunes Park Neighborhood/Subdivision* Madonna Plaza
For more information on participating neighborhoods, please contact Officer Fender at 303-210-9134 or email@example.com.
Funded by a grant through the Target Corporation, the Commerce City‘s Police Departmentassists neighbors in planning activities by providing food, games and other resources and byvisiting the neighborhood.
Last year Commerce City received an award for "Outstanding Participation in America‘sNational Night Out Against Crime" from the National Association for Town Watch. With thehelp of community outreach programs, like National Night Out, Commerce City‘s crime rate hascontinually decreased during the last five years. For more information on the city‘s PoliceDepartment community outreach programs, visit www.c3gov.com/police.
ABOUT COMMERCE CITYAs the state‘s fourth-fastest growing community, Commerce City is redefining itself for the nextgeneration, building on historic values of community, industry, agriculture and family. Centrallylocated along Colorado‘s bustling Front Range, Commerce City is a Quality Community for aLifetime, with 25 miles of trails, a championship golf course, 700 acres of open space and parks,one of the country‘s largest soccer complexes and the nation‘s largest urban wildlife refuge.Learn more at www.c3gov.com/
ABOUT NATIONAL NIGHT OUTNational Night Out, 'America‘s Night Out Against Crime,‘ was created in 1984 by the NationalAssociation of Town Watch, in an effort to heighten awareness and strengthen participation inlocal anticrime efforts across the nation. In 2011, National Night Out involved over 37 millionpeople in 15,325 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and militarybases worldwide. While the traditional 'lights on' and front porch vigils remain a part of theevent, activities have expanded considerably over the years to include block parties, cookouts,parades, visits from police, festivals, neighborhood walks, safety fairs, contests, rallies andmeetings. For more information, visit www.nationalnightout.org.