8th Annual Police-Community Night Out Against Crime
The East Providence Citizen Police Academy Association (EPCPAA) and the East Providence Police Department invite the community to participate in the National Night Out on Tuesday August 1st, 2017 at the EP Senior Center Field on Waterman Avenue. "It's a fun evening 5-8 pm for kids and families. All booths are free of charge and there is no solicitations. There are no charges of any kind at this event. There will be many things to do for kids of all ages," said event volunteer Rosemary Perry Oliver.
The National Night Out program is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anti crime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
With the focus of the event aimed at providing safety information and to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, representatives of the East Providence Police Department and volunteers will be available at the event with information about the community, the City’s Neighborhood Watch program and safety handouts.
"This is a great event for residents and businesses to attend to stay involved in the East Providence community," said Perry Oliver. "National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. It furthermore provides an opportunity to bring police and neighbors together. Neighborhoods across the nation host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other community events with safety demos, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel and exhibits," she added.