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U.S. Attorney Vanessa R. Waldref to Take Part in Spokane’s National Night Out Against Crime to Promote Community-Police Partnerships

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

Spokane – Vanessa R. Waldref, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that members of her office will participate in community events held as part of Spokane’s National Night Out Against Crime this evening at various events in the Spokane area. U.S. Attorney Waldref, along with United States Attorneys and Department of Justice officials from across the country, are partnering with local law enforcement to attend National Night Out Events throughout the nation.

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. 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 occurs annually on the first Tuesday of August. This year, approximately 40 National Night Out Events are scheduled in various Spokane neighborhoods.

“Building safe and strong communities is a Justice Department priority,” said U.S. Attorney Waldref. “When we build trust and support within the communities we serve, law enforcement is most effective. This is why events such the National Night Out are so important. By bringing community members and law enforcement officers together, we help to bridge the gap and build trust between law enforcement officers and the neighborhoods they serve.”

National Night Out with U.S. Attorney Waldref

WHO: U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington Vanessa R. Waldref will join officials from the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Spokane Police Department at various locations in Spokane.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 2, 2022 from approximately 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. EDT

WHERE: Cannon Park, 1511 N Elm St, Spokane, WA 99201

Glass Playfield, 627 E Heroy Ave, Spokane, WA 99207

For more information on National Night Out events, visit For information about event at Cannon Park, visit

Updated August 2, 2022

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