National Night Out Against Crime is being held in La Vergne TONIGHT, August 5 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park. Police and other emergency responders will be on-hand during the evening to talk about crime prevention.
Like last year, the drunk goggles simulation will again be available for ages 15 and older to allow a realistic simulation of impairment. There will be free sno-cones, visits from McGruff and the crash dummies, the Tennessee Methamphetamine and Pharmaceutical Task Force will be on-hand to share information about the biggest addictions in the state, and a tour of the “No-Zone” trailer that promotes teen driving awareness is planned. The traditional softball game between the police and fire departments will begin at 6:00 p.m.
“National Night Out is a great way to meet law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other public safety personnel,” said Community Liaison Officer Sheree Robertson. “It’s a fun evening and a good opportunity to gather information about staying safe in your neighborhood.”
Murfreesboro National Night Out:
TONIGHT, August 05, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. until approximately 8:30 P.M. the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue and Police Departments, Murfreesboro Housing Authority, Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services, Tennessee Army National Guard, and various other groups will be co-hosting “National Night Out”. Citizens are asked to lock their doors and windows on their houses, turn on their porch lights and come outside to spend the afternoon and evening with their neighbors and local law enforcement officers. Thousands of citizens across the nation will be joining forces to celebrate this national event.
Murfreesboro Police Chief Glenn Chrisman told WGNS News during the last National Night Out.
National Night Out is designed to encourage the entire community to partnership with local law enforcement officers to reduce crime in their neighborhoods and work places. The night will target crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support and participation in all anti-crime efforts, and strengthen the cooperation between police and citizens. The event sends a loud and clear message to criminals they are not welcome in the City of Murfreesboro.
In Murfreesboro there will be six (6) sites which are: Franklin Heights; Oakland Park; Patterson Park Community Center; Rogers Park (Opening Ceremonies at 6:00 P.M.); Sports Com; and Spring Valley Apartments.
Franklin Heights: Bingo; Water Spray, Music, Free Food Court, Local Civic Resource Information
Oakland Park: Bingo, Music, Bead Art, Water Spray, Local Civic Resource Information
Patterson Park: Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Live Entertainment, Climbing Wall, Water Spray
Rogers Park: Cookout, Basketball, Bounce houses, Bingo, Music, Various carnival games
Sports Com: Climbing Wall, Music, Face Painting, Balloon Toss, Free Outdoor Swim
Spring Valley: Music, Youth and Adult Games, Bounce House, Face Painting, Slip & Slides
For more information:
Contact Information: Major Clyde Adkison, Lieutenant Steve Teeters, Sergeant Kyle Evans, and Officer Amy Norville at 895-3874 or Donald Smith and Richard Watson with the Murfreesboro Housing Authority at 893-9414. Everyone come out and spend the evening outdoors with your neighbors. Meet some new friends and fight crime and drugs together!