Friday, 16 July 2010 00:00
Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi and Glen Cove Police Chief William Whitton invite the community to join them on Tuesday, Aug. 3 for Glen Cove’s National Night Out 2010. This block party-style event will be held on Bridge Street and at the Police Department from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Refreshments will be served, important information and give-aways will be available and live entertainment will be provided all evening long. The Police Department will be holding an open house with tours of the facility, a TASER demo, lessons on firearms safety, and child ID kits. Local organizations will be participating in this community-wide event, downtown vendors will remain open and City officials, law enforcement officers, civic leaders, business and religious organizations will be present to meet and interact with residents.
National Night Out is part of a 30-year program conducted across the country to take a stand against crime, conduct crime prevention education and open channels of communication between the police department and the community. This is Glen Cove’s fourth year of participation.
Sponsored by the Glen Cove PBA, the Glen Cove Housing Authority and local businesses, the goal for hosting this event is to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs as well as strengthen police-community partnerships. This year’s honorees are Judge Richard McCord and Nassau County District attorney Kathleen Rice.
Mayor Suozzi said, “I am pleased that we have this opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to crime awareness and prevention. This is a great opportunity for our families and our youth to participate in positive ways that will encourage them to communicate with our first responders, elected officials and local service organizations.”
Glen Cove Police Chief William Whitton commented, “The Glen Cove Police Department is always looking for proactive approaches that will help foster lines of communication with our community. National Night Out is an opportunity for the public to connect with its Police Department in a new and unique way, allowing an exchange of ideas resulting in positive relationships for both.”
Community members participating in this event are encouraged to bring canned food or non-perishable food donations for our local food pantries. This is a wonderful opportunity for our community to come together and make a positive contribution by reaching out to those in need.