National Night Out, Tuesday, August 5, 5:30-8:00

The police are throwing us a party!  Next Tuesday, August 5, MPD will hold their third annual National Night Out at the South Main Substation, at the corner of Main and GE Patterson.  There will be a live DJ, food, games and fun.  MPD Director Larry Godwin will provide opening remarks, and we will also hear from Deputy Director Janice Pilot, Deputy Chief Steve Cole, Colonel Johnny Currin and Lt. Colonel Voretta Mhoon.

This is the 25th anniversary of National Night Out around the country.  NNO is designed to generate support for crime prevention, heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, strengthen police/community relations and neighborhood spirit, and send criminals a message letting them know that neighborhoods are fighting back.  Across the US there will be block parties, police presentations, cookouts, and other neighborhood-organized events.

Everyone is encouraged to turn on their porch light on Tuesday, August 5 in support of National Night Out.