Columbus Division of Police Announces Annual Night Out Against Crime

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Columbus Police are inviting neighborhoods throughout Columbus to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 31st Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event.

According to a press release, Columbus Police officers will be participating in the annual event on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.  Over 150 community events are planned throughout the Columbus area including live music, porch light vigils, cookouts and multiple kid-friendly activities.   Citizens are encouraged to contact their local Blockwatch leaders or community liaison officer to find events in their communities.

National Night Out is designed to promote police-community partnerships; heighten crime, drug and violence awareness; generate support for anti-crime efforts; and build neighborhood unity by sending a message to criminals that neighborhoods are fighting back.  Take an active stance against criminals and join your friends and neighbors in the fight against crime.

Other National Night Out & Nextdoor events across Columbus include:

Bucyrus: 17 parties all over town

Columbus: 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. various locations (See NNO Activities)

Genoa Township: 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Genoa Township Police Department

Grove City: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Hoover Park subdivision at the Park area on the corner of Andover Strait and Teabury Square South

Hilliard: Lakewood Subdivision, Lakewood park located off Echo Park Drive. August 5th, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Jackson: Target parking lot. 5884 Dressler Rd. NW Jackson Township. August 5th 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Pickerington: No Official event this year

Powell: Mystery Night Out from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Village Green Park, 47 Hall St.

Newark: Various parties all over tow

Shawnee Hills - 4:00 pm. at the Dublin-Powell Church of Christ, 9321 Hillcrest Drive

Westerville: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.12 different block parties

Worthington: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Worthington Community Center parking lot


Nextdoor Events:

Nextdoor Event 1 location: Good Shepherd Baptist Church - 1555 Hudson Street (Corner of Cleveland and Hudson)

  • Date/time: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 6-8pm
  • Special attendees: 500+ attendees, police and fire reps, city council, food, music, entertainment, information booth.

Nextdoor Event 2 location: Harrison West Park - Corner of Oregon Ave and 4th Avenue, Columbus Ohio 43201

  • Date/time: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 6pm

Nextdoor Event 3 location: Driving Park Rec Center- 1100 Rhoads Ave, Columbus, OH 43206

  • Date/time: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 5pm
  • Special attendees:  hundreds of attendees, police and fire reps, food, music, entertainment