National Night Out Tuesday

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nationalnightoutJoin the DeKalb County Sheriff and the DeKalb and Sycamore police and fire departments in celebrating the 30th annual National Night Out Against Crime.  National Night Out will be celebrated locally this Tuesday, August 6th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Target parking lot. The event is designed to heighten crime- and drug-prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

This event is held annually and the police departments will be offering a child safety seat checkups. They will have certified child safety seat technicians, including police officers, on hand to answer questions, inspect seats, and assist motorists with proper safety seat installation in their vehicles. Also attending will be the DeKalb Fire Department and other local law enforcement agencies. Bring the kids out and meet fire fighters, paramedics, 911 operators, police officers, sheriff’s deputies and more! Kids can also learn about bicycle safety, how to make 911 calls, and what they should do when they see fire or smoke.

National Night Out is “America’s Night out against Crime.” The 30th annual National Night Out (NNO) is a community education event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). In 2012, the National Night Out campaign involved citizens, civic groups, neighborhood groups, local businesses and members from police and fire departments from over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. Worldwide, over 37 million people participated in National Night Out 2012. This event is free to the community. Thanks to Target for hosting this event!

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