For Immediate Release
August 1, 2014
Celebrating the Community and Crime Prevention in Downtown Seattle
Third Annual Downtown Night Out Against Crime brings neighbors, police together
in Pioneer Square
SEATTLE – Downtown residents and Seattle Police officers will come together from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 5 in Pioneer Square for the Third Annual Downtown Night Out Against Crime. Part of the National Night Out Against Crime program, Downtown Night Out will provide crime prevention tips, free food and live music as an informative and fun backdrop to meet neighbors and get to know the Seattle Police Department’s specialty units including K-9, mounted patrol and more.
Night Out has become increasingly popular in Seattle, with more than 1,200 neighborhoods participating in the event with block parties in 2012 and more than 1,400 neighborhoods celebrating Night Out last year.
Night Out Against Crime is an opportunity for individual neighborhoods to renew their commitment to the following:
- Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
- Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships
- Send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back
The Occidental Square event will feature games for kids, food trucks, live music, appearances by new Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole, mounted police, K-9 unit, and more. A new element at this year’s event is a cornhole (bean bag toss) tournament between teams from different Downtown residential buildings.
The Downtown Seattle Association, Metropolitan Improvement District, Target, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Hotel Association, Seattle Police Foundation, Downtown Residents Council, and the Alliance for Pioneer Square are collaborating to produce this event.
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To view the official press release, please click here- Night Out Downtown Release