For immediate release
July 29, 2014
The Lilburn Police Department will celebrate the fifth annual National Night Out in Lilburn City Park on Aug. 5, 2014.
National Night Out, a yearlong community building campaign, is designed to: (1) heighten crime prevention awareness, (2) generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs, (3) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and (4) send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. On the second Tuesday in August each year, more than 16,000 communities around the U.S. and Canada come together to celebrate this event. Lilburn’s National Night Out has grown to be one of the largest in the state of Georgia, with the help of volunteers from non-profit SafetySmart Lilburn, Inc.
The event begins at 6 p.m. and will wrap up with police canine demonstrations at 8 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet staff from local police, fire, and other public safety agencies, who will share personal and community safety tips. Various types of cars, trucks, and equipment will be on display. More than 50 participating vendors will bring knowledge, information, food, activities, and entertainment to the public.
Lilburn Police Chief Bruce Hedley said, “National Night Out builds strong partnerships between the police and the community, and those relationships help make Lilburn a safe place to live. This event is an opportunity for you to meet face-to-face with officers who serve you 24-hours a day. I invite you to come to this event, see how your department is working for you, and learn how you can help us prevent crime.”
Capt. Mike Johnson, Lilburn Police Department, 770-638-2202, firstname.lastname@example.org