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National Night Out Against Crime events planned Aug. 7

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Register now to host your neighborhood's event.  See registration details below.

The 29th Annual National Night Out Against Crime is scheduled for Tuesday August 7, 2012, and the Bellingham Police Department is now accepting event registration for this popular neighborhood program.

Each year’s National Night Out Against Crime events involve citizens, law enforcement agencies, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from more than 15,000 communities nationwide, including Bellingham. In all, more than 37 million people participated in National Night Out activities in 2011.

National Night Out Against Crime is an effective, inexpensive and fun way to bring neighbors together, promote safer neighborhoods and foster police-community partnerships. It is designed to:

How do you organize a National Night Out Against Crime event in your neighborhood? Simply host a social gathering on your block in the early evening of Tuesday, Aug. 7. Examples of past successful events include:

If you live in Bellingham and want a representative from the Police Department, Whatcom Dispatch (911) Center, Office of Emergency Management or Whatcom County Humane Society, register your event as soon as possible. Guest speakers are limited so make your request early. The first 10 registered events will receive a free National Night Out 2012 BBQ apron and banner.

To register your event, contact Bellingham Police Department Public Information Officer Mark Young by email at myoung@cob.org.  Please include:

Published: May 7, 2012

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