Register your neighborhood now for National Night Out

If your neighborhood will be participating in National Night Out festivities on Tuesday, Aug. 1, don’t forget to register with the Police Department so your celebration can be added to stops made by the “City Caravan,” which will include members of the Police and Fire departments as well as City Council members and City staff.

“National Night Out is always a great night of community celebrations but what makes it especially rewarding for us is to be able to stop at these neighborhood cookouts and chat with people. It is the essence of community policing and we love it,” said U.P. Police Chief Mike Blair. “Plus, the food is always amazing!”

Call 798.3141 by July 26 to ensure that your neighborhood is worked into the caravan schedule. Neighborhoods are asked to host their events from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The City Caravan cannot take specific requests to be at a neighborhood party at any certain time but every effort is made to get to all registered events by 8 p.m.

If your community would like to obtain a street closure permit for National Night Out, please call the City’s Development Services Department at 460.2509. Street closure applications must be completed and submitted to City Hall by Friday, July 21. Please remember that obtaining a permit does not register your neighborhood with the Police and Fire Caravan. Call 798.3141 to add your neighborhood to the caravan schedule.   

For those of you unable to host a party, join your extended police family for a meet and greet at University Place headquarters from 4 to 6 p.m. Meet members of your U.P. Police team, members of the SWAT team, the K-9 dog(s) and many others.

Be sure to check out the next issue of Headlines for up-to-date National Night Out information, including details about the special kick-off event in front of the Civic Building that will begin at 4 p.m.