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PROVIDENCE – U.S. Attorney Aaron L. Weisman will join law enforcement, community leaders, and residents on Tuesday, August 6th at Rhode Island events to celebrate the 36th annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event.
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.
U.S. Attorney Weisman will participate in events in Providence, Warwick, and Cranston. Events are scheduled in fourteen Rhode Island communities.
“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.”
“For 36 years, National Night Out has rallied neighborhood residents, law enforcement and community leaders in the common goal of strengthening relationships to help prevent and deter crime in our local community. I am proud to stand with my colleagues and neighbors to support safer streets and work together to drive out crime,” said U.S. Attorney Aaron L. Weisman.
Providence Police Chief Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr., said, “The Providence Police Department embodies the Community Oriented Police concept in everything we do. We are always pleased to celebrate our relationships on this very important night in our community. We always enjoy teaming up with US Attorney Weisman and his team on initiatives important to our neighborhoods.”
Warwick Deputy Police Chief Mark Ullucci added, “On behalf of Mayor Joseph Solomon and Chief Rick Rathbun, I encourage all residents from every community to come out and celebrate National Night Out. This event not only enhances community safety, it puts faces with names and establishes new relationships with a simple handshake. National Night out is an amazing platform for simple conversation, reconnection, and a positive interaction between Police Officers and the constituents they represent.”
National Night Out organizers are expecting over 16,000 communities and 38 million people nationwide to take part in community events on August 6.
Information about National Night Out is available at www.natw.org