National Night Out
"America's Night Out Against Crime"
On the first Tuesday of August annually, neighborhoods throughout Pendleton are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “31st Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. Last year over 37 million people participated in National Night Out.
National Night Out is designed to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
On August 2nd, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., residents throughout the city of Pendleton are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. The Pendleton Police Department in conjunction with the Pendleton Parks and Recreation, Pendleton Public Library and other local sponsors will be hosting an evening of FREE special events at the Pendleton Aquatic Center. The festivities include free entry in to the pool, hot dogs, water games, prizes, a special live show by the Reptile Man who will be bringing snakes, tortoises and lizards, as well as police and fire vehicles displays in the parking lot. In addition the police department would like to get information from individuals who would be interested in beginning neighborhood watch programs in their areas and providing information about problems or concerns in their neighborhood.
National Project Coordinator Matt Peskin said, “This is a night for America to stand together to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity. National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight to build a safer nation. We invite neighborhoods nationwide to join us in Giving Crime & Drugs A Going Away Party.”
We have many volunteers, groups and businesses that have made this night a success – without their time and donations this night of fun would not be possible. If you feel your organization can help, please contact Dianna Melton or Officer Shelly Studebaker.
CSO Shelly Studebaker
Phone: (541) 276-4411, ext 1109