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Norcross preparing for National Night Out

NORCROSS — The Norcross Police Department, with sponsorship support from Target, is hosting a local National Night Out event from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 6 in Lillian Webb Park.

Norcross neighborhoods are encouraged to participate in the evening’s free family-oriented activities which feature food, crime preventions and safety tips, obstacle and soccer skills courses, demos by the local police department’s K9 unit, and inflatables. La Raza and La Mega radio stations will provide music, and Safe Kids Gwinnett will be on hand with a fire truck and fire safety tips.

National Night Out is a nationwide, annual crime prevention and community-policing event. NNO events are designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit and community law enforcement collaboration by promoting crime prevention. Public safety officers will be available to offer tips and facts about crime prevention. After the Aug. 6 event, neighbors are encouraged to work with local law enforcement to develop year-round strategies to build community and neighborhood solidarity against crime.

More than 35 million people across the nation are anticipated to take part in NNO events. This year’s sponsorship is part of the ongoing support that Target Inc. provides to local law enforcement agencies and community groups throughout the country.

For more information about Norcross’ National Night Out activities and ongoing crime prevention strategies, contact Norcross Police Department Detective Arelis Rivera at 770-448-2111.