National Night Out Brings Out the Crowds

University Place marked another successful year of neighborhood participation in the National Night Out festivities on Aug. 1. In total, personnel from the University Place Police and Fire Departments, as well as City Council members and other City staff, visited 38 neighborhoods, including several neighborhoods that were new to the festivities and had not been visited in prior years.

“We needed seven different ‘caravan’ routes to ensure we could get to all 38 neighborhoods in two hours, but we did it,” said Jennifer Hales, the City’s public safety administrator. “We are grateful to all those who took part in our special kick-off event at the Civic Building, including the families and kids who came out to check out West Pierce Fire’s equipment, the Pierce County SWAT Unit, and to say hello to Hanz, the K-9 cop.” 

University Place Police Chief Mike Blair said he never tires of the event. “We love National Night Out,” he said. “The level of participation we get for a city our size is remarkable. It is a testament to why

University Place remains one of the safest and most livable Pierce County cities – because neighbors make a point of participating in these kinds of events and get to know one another and take the time to report unusual neighborhood circumstances.”

For Hales, who represented the City in one of the caravans, National Night Out is truly a celebration. “University Place continues to host the most and best neighborhood parties in the county,” she said.  “Thank you, University Place neighbors! All-in-all it was a smashing success.”

National Night Out 2017 Photo Album