"America's Night Out Against Crime"
August 6, 2019 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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 6th, 2019, the first Tuesday of August, for National Night Out. National Night Out is nationally sponsored by NATW, Ring, Dietz & Watson, Associa, AT&T, A&W Root Beer, Renewal By Andersen, Academy Sports & Outdoors. The Pendleton Police Department is grateful for assistance and support provided by the following community co-sponsors: Hill Meat, Franz Bakery, Walmart, Safeway, Pendleton Bottling, Umatilla County Historical Society’s Heritage Museum, the Children’s Museum of Eastern Oregon, Pendleton Parks & Recreation, the City of Pendleton Library, City Manager Robb Corbett, Mayor Turner, the Pendleton City Council, the East Oregonian, and Elkhorn Media Group, as well as many other agencies, businesses, and support entities who help make this a fantastic night for our community.
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.
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.
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.
2019 will be the second year that the Pendleton Police Department is working within our community to help coordinate this event in our neighborhoods. From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on August 6th, 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.
To help you in planning your Pendleton National Night Out event, the Pendleton Police and Pendleton Parks and Recreation Departments are coordinating to provide the option of locations at City Parks to hold your neighborhood party. Local sponsors are also donating food, beverages, party supplies and more, which will be provided by drawing to registered gatherings.
Our 2nd Annual Nat the Knight Coloring Contest will be kicking off shortly as well. Watch our Facebook page and check in at local child-friendly locations to pick up the coloring sheets. The coloring contest is open to children from 3-11 years of age and entrants will be judged in three separate age groups.
How to get started? Download the Local Registration Form, fill it out and then email the completed form to PPD-NNOci.pendleton.or.us or if you prefer, drop the completed form off at the Pendleton Police Department, 622 Airport Road, Pendleton, during regular business hours.
Party registration must be submitted no later than close of business on July 23rd, 2019 to be eligible for drawings.
If you have questions about hosting a party or to see if a party has been registered in your neighborhood, please email PPD-NNOci.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 2019 National Night Out! Hope to see you there!