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Northern District of Iowa

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

US Attorney’s Office Taking Part in National Night Out

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – Tuesday, August 4th United States Attorney Kevin Techau and office staff will join law enforcement and community leaders as part of the annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention campaign.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anti-crime 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 organizers are expecting over 16,000 communities and 37 million people nationwide to take part in community events on Tuesday.

“National Night Out is a perfect opportunity for neighbors to join with their law enforcement and community partners to demonstrate that crime does not rule the night and that criminals have no safe haven when the sun goes down. I look forward to joining my colleagues on Tuesday to help continue to spread the important message that we are all in this together,” said U.S. Attorney Techau.

Assistant United States Attorneys will be joining community leaders and law enforcement across the Northern District of Iowa in Sioux City, Cedar Rapids, and Marion.

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Updated August 4, 2015