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Police, public can mingle at annual Night Out Against Crime

By Deborah Wilber - | Aug 14, 2022

BENJAMIN ZACK, Standard-Examiner file photo

Ogden K-9 Officer Larry Lewis grabs the harness of his dog Bruno as it latches onto Mayor Mike Caldwell's arm during the National Night Out Against Crime in downtown Ogden on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. Mayor Caldwell volunteered to go in the suit during the K-9 demonstration.

OGDEN — Forging relationships with the public and promoting neighborhood camaraderie are just a couple of reasons for the Night Out Against Crime held in cities across the nation every year to encourage participation in and support of anti-crime programs.

Ogden’s Night Out Against Crime this year is being held Tuesday at the Ogden Amphitheater, 343 E 25th St. From 5:30-7:30 p.m., the public is being invited to engage with the men and women who seek to keep them safe.

Stemming from a volunteer community watch program in Philadelphia in 1970, the National Night Out campaign was created in August 1984 by the National Association of Town Watch to build bridges between local law enforcement, civic agencies and neighborhood watch groups.

According to National Night Out, millions of neighbors participate in the annual campaign across thousands of communities in all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide.

National Night Out celebrations vary from neighborhood cookouts to festivals and parades featuring safety demonstrations, seminars and youth events with emergency personnel.

Free food, entertainment, giveaways, K-9 demos and more will be offered at Ogden’s Night Out Against Crime event.


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