Hoquiam National Night Out Against Crime
On Tuesday, August 7, starting at around 6 PM, neighborhoods throughout Hoquiam will join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “29th Annual National Night Out” against crime.
National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co- sponsored locally by the Hoquiam Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies, involves over 15,000 communities from all 50 states. Last year, over 36 million people participated.
National Night Out is an opportunity for all community members to get to know one another and build networks of communication about what’s happening in their neighborhood. Last year, neighborhoods throughout Hoquiam hosted several block parties, including BBQs, contests and youth activities. Public Officials, Police Officers, CRIME WATCH volunteers and Firefighters from Hoquiam stopped to visit with neighbors and to talk about important crime prevention and general safety tips.
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate 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.
If you want to close your street or utilize a City Park for a party during National Night Out, please contact Tracy Wood at the City of Hoquiam Community Services Department at 360-637-6040. Signs and barricades will be made available for this special event at no cost.
If you have any questions regarding this event, call Tracy Wood, Deputy Chief Don Wertanen at 532-0892 x 104 or Chief Jeff Myers at 532-0892 x 105.