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
June 28, 2011 (1:40 p.m.)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Come join us for an evening of FUN!
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
6pm – 9pm
Piney Branch Elementary School
7510 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD
National Night Out, celebrated by police departments across the nation, is a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). The Takoma Park Police Department will be hosting its own community event in celebration of this campaign. The department’s goal is to heighten safety and crime prevention awareness; to support locally-based businesses, groups, and organizations; and to strengthen relationships among community members and between the community and local police department.
The event is free, so bring your whole family and invite all your friends! This year’s event will include informational brochures on various safety topics and crime prevention, food, games, give-aways, interactive educational activities, and live music. There will be police vehicles on display, officers and their horses from the Park Police mounted division, a canine demonstration, McGruff the Crime Dog, child fingerprint kits & child fingerprinting, a moon bounce, face painting, bike safety demos and tune-ups provided by the Green Commuter, Carmen’s Italian Ice truck… just to name a few! Did I mention that the event is FREE?
If you are a locally-based organization and would like to be part of this year’s event, there is still time to reserve a spot (and there's NO COST to participate!). Please contact Officer Carla Magnaye by phone: 301-891-7121 or by email: email@example.com for more information. This is a great way to promote your organization and build a relationship with your local police department and with community members.