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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maryland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 1, 2016

U.S. Attorney’s Office to Take Part in National Night Out Events in New Carrollton and Frederick

Baltimore, Maryland – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland will join law enforcement and community leaders on Tuesday, August 2nd at Beckett Field in New Carrollton, Maryland, and Carrollton Park in Frederick, Maryland, as part of the annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event.

The New Carrollton event, sponsored by The Friends of New Carrollton Police Foundation in partnership with the Lanham Target, will be held from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Beckett Field.  Led by the New Carrollton Police Department and celebrating police and community partnerships, the event features water slides, a car show, rides, food and fun.

From 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., the Frederick Police Department and Neighborhood Advisory Councils are sponsoring events at five locations, including Carrollton Park, Lake Coventry Park, Lucas Village Park, Mullinix Park and the YMCA.  The events feature safety information, a K-9 demonstration, children’s activities, police displays, food, giveaways and much more.

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.

“National Night Out events are a wonderful opportunity for neighbors to get to know their local police officers,” said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein. “When police and community members stand together it sends a strong message that crime will not be tolerated.”

“National Night Out provides the department with an opportunity to strengthen our community partnerships that in turn allows us to bolster our ability to work together towards keeping our neighborhoods safe,” said Frederick Police Department Chief Edward G. Hargis.

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

 

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Updated August 1, 2016