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