Metro Council members join LMPD’s Fourth Division for National Night Out in Wyandotte Park on August 4th
Louisville – It is an opportunity to send a message to criminals and get to know the people who protect us in the fight against crime. That’s the reason why a movement was created more than 30 years ago as neighborhoods across the country decided it was time to take back their streets from crime.
On Tuesday, August 4th, in Wyandotte Park, the LMPD’s Fourth Division invites everyone out to this year’s National Night Out celebration.
“This is a great community event bringing neighborhoods and police officers together in a relaxed, positive way to learn how we can work together,” says Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15). “By working together, we build safer communities.”
“Now more than ever, we need to work with police in order to make our neighborhoods safe. We need to be partners with our officers and if you don’t know how to keep your home and family safe, this event is the best way to learn,” says President David Tandy (D-4)
Joining Butler and Tandy as sponsors of this year’s National Night Out are Council members Dan Johnson (D-21), David James (D-6), Mary C. Woolridge (D-3) and Steve Magre (D-10).
“The best way to send a message to the criminals in our neighborhoods is to let them know we are organized and ready to fight back against crime,” says Johnson.
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhoods and police partnerships.
It will feature the Marine Challenge Course, basketball and football played with an officer, a hot air balloon, crime prevention tips, a drug and narcotics toss, the Dunk Tank and a SWAT display.
There will also be music, entertainment and food on hand along with other refreshments.
“National Night Out is a way to emphasize the importance of community involvement in crime prevention,” says James. “I commend these officers and all of our Louisville Metro Police for their dedication in serving our neighborhoods.”
“Public safety is top priority for the Metro Council. We want to support law enforcement when we can and National Night Out is a good way to show our support,” says Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge (D-3).
“If we are serious about wanting to do something to fight crime, National Night out is the first step in doing something to help the police and our neighborhoods,” says Magre.
National Night Out with the LMPD Fourth Division in Wyandotte Park will get underway from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Wyandotte Park is located at 1104 Beecher Street.
For more information about the Fourth Division’s National Night Out at Wyandotte Park, contact the Fourth Division at 574-7010.