National Night Out 2013: August 6 ... Can you smell the BBQ?
It may seem like August is but a distant month, but when you it comes to having a fabulous block party, early planning and registration is a must!
Join together with neighborhoods all across Salem on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., for a celebration of safe streets and community unity against crime by hosting a block party on your street.
2013 is the 30th year of this nationwide effort to bring neighbors together for one evening to build and strengthen relationships between residents and police. Across the country community members host a variety of special events, such as barbecues, mini-parades, kids activities, live music and even graffiti paint-over parties.
Last year, Salem had almost 150 block parties all throughout town - register yours if you would like an official NNO Police Team to visit your location. The registration season starts May 6 by signing up online or downloading the registration. The deadline to register is July 19.
Creativity Counts! When you register, be sure to give us some details about your plans, such as contests, live bands or the number of people attending. Police Chief Jerry Moore enjoys attending the large and out-of-the-ordinary parties. So give us the inside scoop on your activities and he might even attend yours!
Yes, you can Block Party in the Street! If you would like to close your street for the party - go for it! You will, however, need a permit through the Parks & Transportation Services Division. Complete this packet and return it to them as soon as possible. For more information about the permit, call (503) 588-6211. And, great news; they'll even let you borrow barricades to help create a safe zone for your street shindig.
Block Party Newbie? First-timers are highly encouraged and always welcome. If you need a few ideas, check out our Block Party Booklet!
National Night Out Kick Off Party: It's a pre-party party! As if NNO wasn't exciting enough, we want to get all the block party hosts super-enthused about their efforts -- and thank them, too -- so all registrants are invited to the police department on July 23, 6 p.m. More details to follow in your registration confirmation. Just a hint, that's when we'll give out the block party commemorative gift.
And, one more time: Don't forget to sign up early to get a visit from a Salem Police NNO Team - registrations start May 6, 2013. We do our absolute best to get to all the parties that request our participation, but please keep us apprised of any changes in location or time.
If you have any questions about this event, call the Crime Prevention Unit at 503-588-6175 or send an email in care of email@example.com.