PIQUA — The Piqua Police Department, in cooperation with the PROTECT Piqua Board of Trustees, is once again participating in numerous block parties around the city during National Night Out from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1.
“Community crime prevention starts and the neighborhood level,” Piqua Chief of Police Bruce Jamison said. “So we want to use National Night Out to build stronger neighborhoods in every area of the city.”
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. Together, we are making that happen.
During this time period, neighbors throughout Piqua and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on their front porch lights, and spend the evening outside with neighbors, law enforcement, and our many community partners, such as the fire department and social service agencies.
Now is the time to begin planning for a successful event in your neighborhood, and the Piqua Police Department can help with that planning. Registered neighborhoods can expect special visitors. Activities, entertainment, and food make for successful events. PROTECT can provide advice and some financial support for organizers of local block parties for all of these elements.
If you are interested in registering for a block party, call the Piqua Police Department at 778-2027, choose option 3 (“Administration”) and leave a message or speak to an administrative specialist. You will then be provided with additional helpful information and connected you with experienced organizers.
If your organization has important community information to distribute at these events, contact Chief Jamison to find out how to do that.