On Tuesday August 6th, neighborhoods throughout Steamboat Springs are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “30th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out, is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the Steamboat Springs Police Department. In all, over 37.5 million people are expected to participate nationwide.
National Night Out is designed to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for and participation in local anticrime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police –community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
From 7 to 10 pm on August 6th, residents in neighborhoods throughout Steamboat Springs and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police, and take the time to speak with your children about preventing alcohol and drug abuse.
The Steamboat Springs Police Department and Grand Futures Prevention Coalition encourage you to take this opportunity to improve your neighborhoods and have conversations with the youth in our community about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse. Some ways that you can make a difference are:
- Light up your neighborhood from 7 to 10 pm by turning on your outside lights.
- Take time to introduce yourself to your neighbors or talk with your existing neighbors, and have conversations about your neighborhood concerns, and how you can collaborate to look out for each other.
- Organize a social gathering with your neighbors (bbq, party, or social gathering).
- Talk about safety or security concerns and how your neighborhood can help prevent crime.
- Have conversations with your children about alcohol and drug abuse (for tips and conversation topics please refer to www.grandfutures.org), take time to reinforce bike safety or other important safety topics that concern your children.
- Arrange a time to speak with a member of the Steamboat Springs Police Department about ways you and your neighbors can make a difference around your home and in your neighborhood.
Officer Nick Moore, 970-879-4344 or firstname.lastname@example.org