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National Night Out

Article Published 07/25/2008

Layton - July 25, 2008

On Tuesday, August 5th, 2008, residents of Layton are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities across the country for the 25th Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the Layton Police Department and Target Stores, will involve over 11,000 communities and 36 million people worldwide.

National Night Out, a year-long community building campaign, is designed to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

From 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 5th, 2008, the Layton Police Department in conjunction with many local agencies, will be holding an event to commemorate Americas Night Out Against Crime. The event will be held in the Layton Commons Park, located across from Layton High School.

Residents can receive information about the police department, crime prevention, personal and family safety and Neighborhood Watch. There will also be refreshments and activities for the whole family. Scheduled activities include a K-9 demonstration, child identification packets, car seat safety information, entertainment and much more. Awards will be given to recognize individuals and organizations who have helped foster neighborhood cohesiveness and safety.

The Layton Police Department is also pleased to announce our participation in PROJECT 365. Cities participating in the National Night Out Against Crime event are asked to designate attention to a particular issue in their community and then work towards facilitating a solution within an estimated 365 days - or in other words by National Night Out 2009. For PROJECT 365 the Layton Police Department has decided to work towards increasing the number of active Neighborhood Watch groups by at least 25%.