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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Tennessee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

U.S. Attorney Stanton to Participate in National Night Out 2016

Memphis, TN – U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III will join law enforcement and community leaders on Tuesday, August 2nd as part of the annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event.

"National Night Out is a perfect opportunity for citizens to stand in solidarity with their neighbors, community stakeholders and law enforcement officials," said U.S. Attorney Stanton. "Collaborative events like this help restore and strengthen community trust with law enforcement as we work together to make our neighborhoods safer places to live, work and worship."

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 organizers are expecting over 16,000 communities and 38 million people nationwide to take part in community events today.

Updated August 2, 2016