The Kent Police continue to hold monthly public meetings for anyone interested in participating in keeping their neighborhood safe. The May meeting is set for May 18th at 7 pm at the Police Station — everyone is welcome to attend. In addition to continuing conversations about the logistics of neighborhood watch programs, the agenda includes some discussion of the National Night Out Program — which has proven to be a great way to get neighborhoods working with their local police officers. We’ve looked at the National Night Out Program for a couple of years and we’re hoping the timing is right for Kent this year.
Here’s the official invitation to the Neighborhood Watch Meeting:
National Night Out Information:
What is National Night Out?
It’s America’s Night Out Against Crime!
The “27th Annual National Night Out” (NNO), a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 3, 2010 (Texas will celebrate on October 5th, 2010). We cordially invite you and your community to be a part of our NIGHT OUT 2010 team.
Last year’s National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In all, over 36 million people participated in National Night Out 2009.
The following is a sampling of areas in Ohio that are participating in NNO in 2010:
Akron, Amelia, Andover (*), Ashland Co., Austinburg (*), Baltic (*), Barberton (*), Batavia (*), Beach City (*), Bedford (*), Berlin Center (*), Bloomville, Bowling Green, Bridgeport, Brimfield, Bryan, Bucyrus, Camobell (*), Canal (*), Canal Fulton, Canal Winchester (*), Canton (*), Carlisle, Celina (*), Cincinnati, Clark Co., Clearcreek Twp., Cleveland, Clinton Twp., Columbus (*), Crawford Co., Crooksville (*), Cuyahoga Falls (*), Dayton, Defiance City, Doylestown (*), Dublin, East Liverpool, Eastlake, East Palestine (*), Edison (*), Edgerton (*), Elida, Elyria (*), Enon, Erie (*), Euclid (*), Fairfield (*), Fairport Harbor (*), Findlay, Fostoria, Fremont (*), Gahanna (*), Gallia Co., Garfield Heights (*), Geneva on the Lake, Genoa Twp., German Twp., Germantown (*), Glendale, Grove City, Hamilton (*), Harrison (*), Hilliard, Hillsboro (*), Jackson (*), Kent, Kenton (*), Kettering (*), Kipton, Knox Co., Lake Co., Lancaster, Lawrence Co., Lebanon, Lewis Center (*), Lima, London, Lyndhurst (*), Mansfield, Maple Heights, Marietta (*), Mason, Massillon (*), Medina, Medina Twp., Melrose (*), Mentor (*), Miami Twp., Miamisburg, Middletown, Milford (*), Monroe, Montville Twp., Mount Pleasant, Mowrystown (*), Muskingum Co., New Middletown, New Straightsville, North Ridgeville (*), Northwood, Norwalk, Oakwood (*), Oberlin, Orient (*), Painesville, Parma Heights, Perrysburg, Pierce Twp., Pierpont (*), Piqua, Portsmouth (*), Powell, Putnam Co., Quincy (*), Ravenna (*), Rawson (*), Reynoldsburg (*), Rittman, Rossford (*), Sabina (*), Saint Bernard, Saint Mary’s (*), Sagamore Hills, Seville, Shaker Heights (*), Shawnee Twp., Sheffield Twp., Shelby Co., Silverton, Solon (*), South Salem (*), Springboro, Stow, Streetsboro (*), Struthers (*), Toledo (*), Trotwood, Troy, Uhrichsville (*), Uniontown, Union Twp., Urbana (*), Vandalia, Vermilion (*), Vienna (*), Vienna Twp., Wadsworth, Wapakoneta, Warren (*), Wauseon, Westerville, West Carrolton, West Chester, West Liberty, Whitehall, Willard, Williamsport (*), Youngstown, Zanesville.