In the evening of Tuesday, August 7, 2018, neighborhoods throughout Hoquiam will join forces with 16,000 communities in 38 million neighborhoods nationwide for the “National Night Out” against crime. This is the 35th year for National Night Out! Hoquiam has been a proud participant in this great event for many years. Last year we celebrated with twelve block parties!
Building Stronger Communication and Networks
National Night Out provides an opportunity for our community members to get to know one another and build strong networks of communication about what is happening in the neighborhood. Public Officials, Police Officers, Firefighters and Crime Watch volunteers from Hoquiam will drop in at each block party to visit and talk about important crime prevention and general safety tips. McGruff also makes it to each of the parties!
Neighborhood Spirit and Police Community Partnerships
Since we usually have so many block parties in Hoquiam, we have to split up into two groups just to make sure we can visit every party location during the evening!
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in local anti-crime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back!
If you want to close your neighborhood street or utilize a City Park for a party during National Night Out, please contact Tracy Wood at the City of Hoquiam Community Services Department at 360-538-3970 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Signs and barricades are available from the city as needed to close off streets if you need the space for your block party.
The Police Department will be providing free party items to each block party host. To sign up for a block party or to obtain more information regarding this event, please contact Chief Jeff Myers at 360-532-0892 x 105 or email@example.com.