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Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, Justice Department Officials to Participate in National Night Out Events in Detroit to Promote Community-Police Partnerships

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and Department of Justice officials will travel to Detroit on TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2016 as part of the 33rd Annual National Night Out.  The Attorney General will deliver remarks at the Detroit Police Department’s 6th and 8th Precincts along with U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade of the Eastern District of Michigan, Mayor Mike Duggan of Detroit, Police Chief James Craig, and National Association of Town Watch Executive Director Matt Peskin.  Senior Department of Justice Officials and U.S. Attorneys in districts around the country are expected to also participate in National Night Out events as part of a department wide effort to bring attention to events that build stronger community-police relations.

“For more than 30 years, National Night Out has helped to prevent crime, strengthen community-police relationships, and empower neighborhoods across the United States,” said Attorney General Lynch.  “By giving law enforcement and local residents a chance to gather in a positive and supportive environment, National Night Out forges the bonds of trust that are so essential to the creation of stronger, safer, and more united communities where every American can flourish.  The Department of Justice is working tirelessly to help build those vibrant communities throughout our nation, and we are proud to stand alongside National Night Out in that vital effort.”

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.  In most areas of the country, the program culminates annually on the first Tuesday of August.  National Night Out organizers expect to hold more than 16,000 community events around the country this year.

Established in 1984 from a Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) grant, the goal of National Night Out is to build relationships with and between communities and law enforcement, to promote crime prevention efforts, and to send a message to criminals that neighbors are paying attention and are prepared to work together to keep each other safe.  

National Night Out Event with the Detroit Police Department’s 6th and 8th Precincts:

WHO:           Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch

WHEN:         TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2016

6:00 p.m. EDT

WHERE:       Detroit Police Department, 6th & 8th Precincts

Fitzpatrick Play Field

11450 Warwick Street

Detroit, MI 48228


National Night Out Event with the Detroit Police Department’s 2nd Precinct:

WHO:           Head of the of the Civil Rights Division Vanita Gupta

Director Ron Davis of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services

WHEN:        TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2016

6:00 p.m. EDT

WHERE:      13530 Lesure St.

Detroit, MI 48227


National Night Out Event with the Detroit Police Department’s 11th Precinct:

WHO:           Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason of the Office of Justice Programs

Director Paul Monteiro of the Community Relations Service

WHEN:         TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2016

6:00 p.m. EDT

WHERE:       5100 Nevada St

Detroit, MI 48234


For information on National Night Out events in your community, visit  Click here for a list of U.S. Attorneys’ offices that are participating in community events across the country.

Updated November 14, 2016

Community Outreach
Press Release Number: 16-889