Mayor Thomas N. Micozzie today announced that Upper Darby Township will host National Night Out on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Upper Darby High School. Residents are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend an evening outside with neighbors and police as part of the annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make local neighborhood communities create a safer, better place to live.
“We are proud to once again participate in National Night Out, an evening of educational activities that brings together the residents, business owners and Township officials in Upper Darby,” said Mayor Tom Micozzie. “The initiative helps enhance the relationship between residents and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community and providing the opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.”
During National Night Out, 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. In Upper Darby, nearly a dozen exhibitors will host a number of activities, including demonstrations on bike safety, financial literacy and martial arts; after-school safety talk; story and drum circle; and soccer scrimmage games.
Created by the National Association of Town Watch, the nation’s premiere non-profit crime prevention organization dedicated to the development and promotion of crime prevention in communities across the nation, National Night Out is organized by a network of law enforcement agencies, neighborhood watch groups, civic groups, state and regional crime prevention associations and concerned citizens.