The Henrico County Police Division is planning to celebrate the 33nd annual National Night Out by visiting over 70 neighborhoods and events on Tuesday, August 2nd, the department announced late last week.
Chief Humberto I. Cardounel, Jr and his staff as well as Henrico Police Officers and many county officials will visit with citizens throughout Henrico County to strengthen police-citizen partnerships. Chief Cardounel will start by visiting the Richmond International Raceway event at 4:30 PM. Then, until about 9:30 PM, the night will be alive with cookouts, block parties, ice-cream socials, parades, and other fun events taking place throughout the county.
In 2015, National Night Out involved over 38 million people in over 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.
National Night Out is a yearlong, community building campaign designed to heighten crime prevention awareness; to generate support for and participation in local, anticrime programs; to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and to send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
To see if your Henrico County neighborhood has a National Night Out event planned or register your neighborhood, visit the Henrico Police Division’s website. You can also call the Division’s Prevention Services Unit at 804.501.4838 for more information. Homeowners in neighborhoods that do not have events scheduled can show their support by putting on porch lights.
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