Plan now to give crime a ‘going away party’ during the Night Out Against Crime Aug. 4
Aug 06, 2015 10:28AM
By Bryan Scott
West Jordan - Party planning is in full swing for the 32nd annual National Night Out Against Crime, Aug. 4, at block parties and ice cream socials around the community. Each year West Jordan neighborhoods come together to give crime a going-away party with more than 35 million people in 11,000 communities throughout the U.S., Canada and military bases around the world. The National Association of Town Watch sponsors the activity.
The parties provide a forum for neighbors to get to know each other and talk about neighborhood issues. “The best crime prevention efforts happen when people know their neighbors and are familiar with who belongs in each house and what kind of vehicles they drive,” said Police Chief Doug Diamond. “As neighbors get to know each other, they start to watch out for each other and recognize suspicious people or activities. They become effective eyes and ears for the police department.”