"America's Night Out Against Crime"
Neighborhoods throughout Pendleton are invited to join over 38 million neighbors across approximately 16 thousand communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, and military bases worldwide on August 7th, 2018, the first Tuesday of August, for National Night Out. National Night Out is nationally sponsored by National Association of Town Watch (NATW), Dietz and Watson, Ring, Associa, Package Guard, and co-sponsored locally by The Pendleton Police Department.
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. Together, we are making that happen.
National Project Coordinator, Matt Peskin said, “This is a night for our nation to stand together and promote awareness, safety, and neighborhood unity. National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement. When law enforcement and the community work closely together, some amazing things can happen.” For more information regarding National Night Out, please visit https://natw.org.
Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most communities celebrate National Night Out by hosting block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other various events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and more.
In years past, the Pendleton Police Department has hosted National Night Out parties at local venues. This year, we are moving this community event back into the community and into your neighborhood. From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on August 7th, neighbors throughout Pendleton and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on their front porch lights, and spend the evening outside with neighbors and law enforcement.
As National Night Out also coincides with the regularly scheduled Pendleton City Council meeting, this year, with the cooperation of Pendleton Mayor John Turner, the Pendleton City Council Meeting will take place the following Tuesday so that City Council Members may participate in this event in their various wards and neighborhoods.
Pendleton Police Department is grateful for help from our many community partners, which include Hill Meat, Franz Bakery, Walmart, Safeway, Pendleton Parks and Recreation, the City of Pendleton Library, Pendleton City Council and Mayor Turner, as well as many other agencies, businesses, and support entities who help make this an amazing night for our community.
To help you in planning your Pendleton National Night Out event, the Pendleton Police and Pendleton Parks and Recreation Departments are coordinating to provide locations at City Parks to hold your neighborhood party. The Pendleton Aquatic Center, a division of Parks and Rec, is also donating free day passes to the PAC for those organizing a party. These passes are to be given to your party attendees, but cannot be raffled or sold. In addition, Hill Meat, Franz Bakery, and other local sponsors are working with PPD to provide some supplies for your party! Pendleton Police and our many community partners will also be assisting with various activities at community party sites on this night.
Additionally, plans are in the works for a Coloring Contest, as are presentations at registered parties, co-sponsored by the Pendleton City Library, Pendleton Fire Department, and other community partners.
How to get started? Download the Local Registration Form , fill it out and then email the completed form to NationalNightOutci.pendleton.or.us . If you prefer you can drop the completed form off at the Pendleton Police Department, 622 Airport Road, Pendleton, during regular business hours. Following receipt of the registration form, registrants will receive a PPD-NNO Party Pack Voucher which can be redeemed prior to the event for hotdogs, buns, and other party goodies.
Party registration must be submitted no later than July 24th, 2018 to receive a Party Pack.
If you have questions about hosting a party or to see if a party has been registered in your neighborhood, please email NationalNightOutci.pendleton.or.us or call Pendleton Police Community Services Officer Shelly Studebaker at 541-276-4411 ext. 1109.
Stay tuned to the Pendleton Police Department Facebook page and this website for updates as we get closer to celebrating Pendleton’s 2018 National Night Out! Hope to see you there!
CSO Shelly Studebaker
Phone: (541) 276-4411, ext 1109
Email:shelly.studebakerci.pendleton.or.us ( )shelly.studebakerci.pendleton.or.us