Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Night Out Against Crime 2009

SLCPD to take part in community events

SALT LAKE CITY (Aug. 4, 2009)– The Salt Lake City Police Department and the community are again partnering for the annual Night Out Against Crime tonight.

“The solution to crime and public disorder is not necessarily more law enforcement,” said Chris Burbank, Chief of Police. “Significant impact is achieved when neighbors work in partnership with the Police to make their communities safer. Night Out Against Crime is a great vehicle to reach out to one another.”

Residents will be asked to turn on their outside lights and hold front porch vigils during Night Out Against Crime. Officers from the Salt Lake City Police Department – including specialty units like SWAT, K-9, Gang Unit and Bike Patrol – will attend a variety of community events, including parades, block parties and cookouts. Residents are invited to meet them at the following locations and times:

• 1409 E. Butler Ave., 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• 1033 S. Lake St., 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• 1100 N. 2200 W., 5-8:30 p.m.
• Briarcliff Ave. and Grenoble St., 5-8 p.m.
• 1313 W. California Ave., 5:30-9 p.m.
• 1185 S. Windsor St. 7-9 p.m.
• 2200 E. Roosevelt Ave., 7-8:30

National Night Out Against Crime is a year-long community building campaign that is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.