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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maryland

Monday, August 4, 2014

U.s. Attorney’s Office To Take Part In National Night Out

Baltimore, Maryland – The U.S. Attorney’s Office will join law enforcement and community leaders on Tuesday, August 5th at the following two events as part of the 31st Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event. Admission is free:

5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Annapolis Walk Community Park
1701 Belle Drive
Annapolis, Maryland

5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. New Carrollton
8511 Legation Road, Beckett Field
New Carrollton, Maryland

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for and participation in local anticrime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Help build a stronger, safer community by joining forces and participating in National Night Out.

“National Night Out is a perfect opportunity for neighbors to join with their law enforcement and community partners to demonstrate that citizens are standing up to criminals and neighborhoods are organizing against crime,” stated United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.

Join the fun in Annapolis, which is offering a moon bounce, obstacle course, child fingerprint identification cards, K-9 demonstration, Ravens tickets raffle, honor guard, food and drinks.

"We're grateful to the U.S. Attorney's Office for their support of our National Night Out event," said Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop. "Citizens, law enforcement, and community partners must work together to make a difference by fighting crime through awareness and prevention."

Celebrate community and police partnerships at the festival style event in New Carrollton. Law enforcement agencies will be on hand to educate and disseminate crime-prevention materials. Activities will include live music, special appearances by the Dark Knight and Iron Man, water slides, a mechanical bull ride, face painting, balloon animals, as well as a classic car show. Child fingerprint identification kits, give-aways and free hot dogs, sno-cones, popcorn and drinks will be available.

"Law enforcement cannot fight crime alone,” said New Carrollton Police Chief David G. Rice. “It's a community effort and requires everyone's participation. Our community is the eyes and ears of the police department and National Night Out is a great platform to build trusting relationships."

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

Updated January 26, 2015