National Night Out 2021

On the evening of Tuesday, August 3, 2021, neighborhoods throughout Hoquiam will join forces across the country with over 16,000 communities for the “National Night Out” against crime. Hoquiam has been a proud participant for a long time and even though we couldn’t celebrate last year, we are asking for participants to host parties in their neighborhoods this year.

“Together, we are making communities safer, more caring places to live.”

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.

All you need to do is host a block party, invite your neighbors, and get to know each other better! We recommend inviting everyone over for a potluck or BBQ. Most block parties are from 6:00 PM to around 9:00 PM and are a great way to get together and have fun!

Hoquiam public officials, police officers, firefighters and Crime Watch volunteers will drop in at each block party to visit and talk about important crime prevention and general safety tips. The McGruff “take a bite out of crime” dog also visits each of the parties! With so many block parties in Hoquiam, we have to split up into two groups just to make sure we can visit every party during the evening!

A national community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships.

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!

The Police Department will be providing free party items to each block party host. To sign up for a block party to obtain more information regarding this event, please contact Tracy Wood at 360-538-3970 or twood@cityofhoquiam.com or Deputy Chief Joe Strong at the Hoquiam Police Department at 360-532-0892, ext. 103 or jstrong@cityofhoquiam.com. Please indicate when signing up if you will need barricades to shut down your street so we can arrange to have those dropped off.

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