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U.S. Attorney Hyslop to Take Part in 36th Annual National Night Out

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Washington

Spokane – William D. Hyslop, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, will be joining Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl and other law enforcement, community leaders, and residents on Tuesday, August 6th to celebrate the 36th annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event.

National Night Out is a community-building and crime prevention campaign that promotes collaborative law enforcement-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Thousands of communities nationwide will participate in neighborhood block parties, festivals, cookouts, safety demonstrations, seminars, and activities that heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and generate support for and participation in local anticrime efforts. Events such as these help to strengthen neighborhood spirit, police-community partnerships, and demonstrate a shared commitment for strong and safe communities.

“Reducing violent crime and promoting safety in American communities is a major focus of the Justice Department and U.S. Attorneys across the country,” said Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen. “National Night Out is an opportunity to strengthen the bonds, the respect, and the camaraderie between neighbors and law enforcement officers. These relationships make our country stronger and safer.”

United States Attorney Hyslop said, “For 36 years, National Night Out has rallied neighborhood residents, law enforcement and community leaders in the common goal of strengthening relationships to help prevent and deter crime in our local community. I’m told that Spokane has one of the highest participation rates, if not the highest participation, in the State. There are approximately 90 parties signed up to host parties within the city limits, which does not include Spokane County. I am proud to stand with my colleagues and my neighbors to support safer streets and work together to drive out crime.”

National Night Out organizers are expecting over 16,000 communities and 38 million people nationwide to take part in community events on Tuesday.

Updated August 7, 2019