Residents Encouraged to Participate in National Night Out
The Jonesboro Police Department is encouraging city residents to celebrate National Night Out, which is the national fight against crime, by turning on their porch lights, getting out and meeting neighbors, or by organizing gatherings such as cookouts and family-oriented block parties in their neighborhoods on Tuesday, October 02, 2012. Usually, events begin as early at 5 p.m. and most end around 8:30 p.m.
National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). It is celebrated across the nation as part of a year-long community building campaign designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support and participation in local anticrime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Any person or group planning a block party or neighborhood celebration is encouraged to register the event by calling Sgt. Lyle Waterworth at 870.336.7297 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration will help make sure police officers can visit sites throughout the city during NNO to meet with residents and discuss crime prevention issues. If you do not want to host a party and would like to attend, a list of already registered locations are below. Please get out and meet you neighbors.
North Jonesboro Neighborhood Initiative 501N Bridge / SUCCESS School 5p-8
West End Association CW &L Park at Cherry Culberhouse 5-7:30
Fairview Neighborhood Association Fairview Park by Fire Station #3 5-7
(Fairview Association is revealing signs for their association)
First Presbyterian Church Southwest Dr at Culberhouse 6-8