Ninth Annual Police-Community National Night Out Aug. 7th
“35th Annual National Night Out” crime and drug prevention event.
The East Providence Police Department, in cooperation with the E. P. Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association invite the community to be a part of its ninth annual National Night Out 2018 on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. East Providence is joining thousands of communities nationwide for the “35th Annual National Night Out” crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), will involve over 16,000 communities from all 50 states. In all, over 38 million people are expected to participate in “America’s Night Out Against Crime”.
National Night Out is designed to:
- Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
- Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships
- Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
"This is a great opportunity for local businesses and organizations to come out as a community and get some exposure. Hand out some free promotional items, candy, or do a simple craft with the kids. This is a totally free event so you cannot sell anything or collect any money," said Publicity Chair - Rosemary Perry Oliver.
For more information on becoming involved in this 8th Annual event in East Providence, contact: Scott Rose-President-E.P. Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association at: 401-529-5639 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Sgt. Mark Norton at: 401-435-7600.
"This is East Providence's Ninth Year..Participation in a National Event, to bring Community Relations between Our Police Department and the Citizens of East Providence. Since we organized this fun evening in 2009 at Rose Larisa Park, we had to move to the Senior Center's grounds," said Oliver.
"Every year since the word got out our residents have enjoyed the exhibitions, music, first responders vehicle's, etc. Children have had a ball jumping in bouncy houses, touch a truck and trying to win a prize. The adults had fun walking around and meeting old friends," added Oliver. "Also there will be hot dogs and other snacks available."
Supporting food vendors are: Uncle Tony's Pizza - Simple Greek - Burrire Bowl -Buffalo Wild Wing - Frank's On The Go-Food Truck.
Other sponsors include: AYSO 715 United Soccer - Bay Coast Bank - Beehive Childcare - Blue Cross of RI - Brain Injury Association - Dunkin Donuts Safety Van - EP Library - EP Lion Association - EP Knights of Columbus - Godspeed Church - Greenwood Fire House (Fire Trucks) - Liberty Tax - Light House Baptist Church - Narragansett Council of Boy/Girl Scouts - N BX Bikes - NE Martial Arts - New York Life (Finger printing-for children's & seniors) - O'Hara Senior Care - PETCO - Friends of Ponham Rocks - Santa Bob & His Helper - Seekonk PD (Dog Demo) - EPPD (Dog Demo) - East Providence Police Dept. S.W.A.T. Mobile.
Other Supporters are: Target - East Bay Tobacco Youth - East Bay Community Action - AAA - T.D. Bank - Self Defense Training - R.A.D (EPPD) - Frito Lay - Rhode Island Blood Center ( Donations will be Excepted in their Bus) - Pawtucket PD.- McGruff Crime Dog - Harley Owners Groups- #2522 - EP Mohawks.
EPCPUAA President - Scott Rose, VP - Jack Rose, Treasurer-Secretary - Tony Oliver, Publicity Chair - Rosemary Perry Oliver and EP Community Officer - Mark Norton.