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U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis Encourages Public Participation in 36th Annual National Night Out

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

BOISE – U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis is encouraging the public to join law enforcement, community leaders and local residents on Tuesday, August 6th to celebrate the 36th annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event taking place in multiple cities across the state.

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.

“For 36 years, National Night Out has united neighborhood residents, law enforcement and community leaders in the common goal of strengthening relationships to help prevent and deter crime in our local communities.  I am proud to stand with my colleagues and my neighbors to support safer streets and work together to drive out crime,” said U.S. Attorney Davis.  “Participation in events like National Night Out strengthens community spirit and fosters trust between residents and those who are sworn to protect them.”

“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.”

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

USA Davis encourages you to be a part of the 38 million neighbors who have strengthened their communities by participating in National Night Out.  There are numerous events being held across Idaho.  Participating cities include: Boise, Coeur d’Alene, Eagle, Idaho Falls, Lapwai, Meridian, Nampa, Pocatello, and Twin Falls, just to name a few.  Visit your local city or police department’s website for more information and to find an event near you.

Please visit the City of Boise website for more information on National Night Out events taking place in more than 40 neighborhoods throughout Boise.

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CASSIE FULGHUM
Public Information Officer
(208) 334-1211

Updated July 1, 2022

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