Carolina Beach Police Hosts 6th Annual National Night Out Event

Carolina Beach Police Hosts 6th Annual National Night Out Event Featured

By / Local News / Wednesday, 05 August 2015 04:00

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
Managing Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Police Department and Police Advisory Committee held their 6th Annual National Night Out (NNO) Event at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk on August 4th.
Light rain began just before the event started shortly before 5PM at the Boardwalk Gazebo but that didn't stop hundreds of people from attending.
Carolina Beach and Kure Beach Police, the Carolina Beach and Fire Department along with  Sheriff Ed McMahon and deputies from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office were on hand to meet with the public and help generate awareness about law enforcement and crime prevention in the community. NNO is a national event  taking place in over 16,000 communities around the country.
Its focus is to increase the growth of neighborhood watch groups and alert residents to report suspicious behavior and crime. All the departments had  give-a-ways for children who visited the event.
Tuesday at the Boardwalk is also Family Night and was a great opportunity for families to enjoy the Boardwalk while giving children an opportunity to interact with law enforcement. 
The New Hanover County Sheriff's Department set up a system to make Child Identification Cards for free while they met with families to answer questions and provide public safety information covering a range of topics.
The U.S. Coast Guard brought a patrol boat and offered the public a chance to board and learn about the mission of the Coast Guard.
Once upon a time, we kept our porch lights on. We opened the door even if we didn’t know who rang the bell. And we could always leave the back door unlocked during the day.
National Association of Town Watch is the nation’s premiere non-profit crime prevention organization dedicated to the development and promotion of crime prevention in communities across the nation.
NATW is a network of law enforcement agencies, neighborhood watch groups, civic groups, state and regional crime prevention associations and concerned citizens. Through that network, NATW was able to launch the annual National Night Out campaign.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. Together, we are making that happen.
National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
Neighborhoods across the nation host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other various community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel and exhibits.
To learn more, visit https://natw.org

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