Columbus Division of Police Announces Annual Night Out Against Crime
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 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