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Press Release

U.S. Attorney’s Office to Take Part in Spokane’s National Night Out Against Crime

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

Spokane – Joseph H. Harrington, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that on Tuesday, August 3rd, members from his office will participate in community events held as part of Spokane’s National Night Out Against Crime.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring law enforcement and the community together under positive circumstances.

“Keeping our communities safe is a top Justice Department priority, as it is for state, local and Tribal police departments across the country,” said Attorney General Merrick B. Garland. “Law enforcement is most effective when it has the trust and support of the communities it serves. That is why events like National Night Out are so important and effective; they help to bridge the gap between neighbors and their police departments in a positive and informal setting.”

Joseph H. Harrington said, “National Night Out Against Crime is an outstanding opportunity for neighbors to gather with their law enforcement and community partners. When such groups gather they demonstrate that battling crime in our communities is truly a collective responsibility. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington looks forward to joining others tonight to help continue to spread the important message that we are all in this together.”

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National Night Out Press Release


Updated August 3, 2021