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Posted on: July 14, 2017

National Night Out: Aug 1st

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SIX WESTMINSTER COMMUNITIES PARTICIPATE IN 2017 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, neighborhoods throughout the City of Westminster, Carroll County, and across the nation are asked to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 34th Annual National Night Out event. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored by law enforcement agencies and organizations nationwide. This event will involve over 11,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. In all, more than 35 million people are expected to participate in "National Night Out Against Crime" on August 1st.


Between 6 and 9 p.m. on August 1st, residents in neighborhoods around the City of Westminster will lock their homes, turn on their outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. Participating neighborhoods will be hosting a variety of special events to include block parties, cookouts, youth activities, and visits from police officers and the crime dog “McGruff”.


Westminster neighborhoods participating in this year’s events include:

Bishop Garth Community Dutterer’s Park

99-101 Charles Street Dutterer’s Way & Winters Alley

6:30 to 8:00 p.m. 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Belle Grove Square Carroll Lutheran Village

W. Green St. & Bond St. 300 Saint Luke Circle – Garden of Memories

7:00 to 9:00 p.m. 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Eaglewood Community Furnace Hills Community

Firestone Rd & Tahoma Farm Rd. Palmer Terrace Overflow Parking Area

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Chief Spaulding commented, “National Night Out is a great opportunity to highlight the partnership between the Police Department and the community that we serve. It gives officers and staff the opportunity to meet face-to-face with members of our community and learn about the issues that concern them most. It also allows children to meet and interact with officers in a positive and fun setting where they can see us as real people and not just authority figures that come to their homes at a time of crisis. It is truly a win-win.” Members of the Westminster Common Council will be visiting the sites with Police Department senior staff. Members of the Westminster Public Safety Advisory Council will also be participating at the various celebrations.

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