Annual National Night Out – 08-07-2018

IRMO POLICE DEPARTMENT

3rd ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

AUGUST 7th, 2018

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August. Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts, and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits, and much, much more.

The Irmo Police Department is excited to be a part of this campaign, which takes place on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. This will be the third year this event has been hosted at Irmo Community Park, located at 7507 Eastview Drive.

Last year a successful National Night Out event was held at Irmo Community Park with a couple of hundred people in attendance.  This year the event will be stepped up to include social media coverage and using the Irmo News weeks in advance to get the information out to the community. There will be music and dancing for the adults and children, and toys for the kids.

One huge obstacle is a lack of sufficient resources and funds to make this event as special and successful as possible.  We currently are reaching out to local businesses to partner with us to make this event one to remember.  Specifically, we are looking for assistance gathering items for this event.  We look forward to seeing everyone on August 7th, 2018, from 6-9 pm.

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