Tuesday, November 24, 2009

NEWS RELEASE - Takoma Park Selected as a National Award Winner


City of Takoma Park Police Department

• 7500 Maple Avenue • Takoma Park, Md 20912

For more information contact:

Public Information Officer (PIO)

Catherine Plevy, 301/891.7142 or 240/338.2901

November 17, 2009 (1:20 p.m.)


The City of Takoma Park has been selected as a National Award Winner for its outstanding participation in the “26th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime, drug and violence prevention program. The National Association of Town Watch, who sponsors this event, will be bestowing a special award recognizing Takoma Park’s achievements in the NNO 2009 campaign.

National Night Out 2009 involved 36.7 million people in 14,625 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide.

National Night Out would not have been made possible without the help and support of our elected officials, department heads, police officers, employees, apartment managers, other police departments, volunteers, citizens, local businesses, and Emergency Response Teams. All these groups volunteered their time and services in order to make Takoma Park’s National Night Out an immensely successful event.

The success of any police department is contingent upon the involvement of the community and National Night Out provides us with the reminder that the police alone cannot be the sole providers of safety and security in a community. Citizen involvement and participation is instrumental in addressing crime and crime prevention in communities. National Night Out is a time for us to reinforce our commitment to strengthening police community partnerships.