With Corporal Melinda Wray,
up as a child, I recall keeping our doors unlocked,
the windows open, and playing carelessly in the
neighborhood until the street lamps illuminated
For many of us, these memories often begin with
once upon a time. Thankfully, at least
once a year, we can come together and celebrate
the bond between our communities and build our neighborhood
unity to make our streets a safer, better place
Since 1984, on the first Tuesday in August, people
from across the country have joined together and
promoted community spirit while enhancing the relationship
between their neighbors and local law enforcement.
Streets are closed for block parties that include
live music, food, and entertainment. Instead of
a hurried wave from busy parents, neighbors get
a chance to connect with one another and introduce
themselves to new members of the community. Forging
these deeper connections is the foundation of National
Night Out: reducing crime through partnering with
our community members.
National Night Out has been an active force in the
City of Norfolk for over two decades. This years
event is sponsored by the Crossroads Community Civic
League and will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2015
from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Northside Park. Activities
include face painting, bounce houses, child identification
cards, bike safety courses, NPD K-9 and Dive Team
demonstrations, a monster fire truck
appearance, various vendor displays, and much more!
Hamburgers and hotdogs will be hot off the grill,
so be sure to bring your appetite. I invite you
to enjoy free entertainment, food and fun with the
Norfolk Police Department during this years
National Night Out!
Does your civic league or community have what it
takes to sponsor next years National Night
Out event? Bring the campaign to your neighborhood
by contacting the Norfolk Police Departments
Crime Prevention Unit at 757-664-6901.