NewsThe SouthSider

City opens registration for National Night Out parties in October

CITY HALL – Residents who want to host National Night Out block parties can register their plans with the city’s public safety department now. This year’s National Night Out will be on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Dan Isom, Interim Director of Public Safety

“Building trust between community and police helps officers solve crimes while making neighborhoods across our city safer,” Interim Public Safety Director Dr. Dan Isom said in a statement. “National Night Out is a great opportunity for neighbors to come together, get to know each other, and organize for safer streets.”

National Night Out is designed to:

  • Heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back
Interim Police Chief Michael Sack

Interim Police Chief Michael Sack remarked that National Night Out is a good opportunity for residents and police officers to get to know each other. “When citizens know their neighborhood officers, it helps foster relationships that can enhance community participation in crime fighting measures,” Sack noted.

Unlike most cities across the country, which hold their National Night Outs in August, St. Louis’ is held in October. On this day, street blocking permit fees are waived for those holding NNO block parties. Signups will close Friday, Sept. 9 at 5 p.m

Staff is home to The NorthSider and The SouthSider weekly community newspapers. The SouthSider publishes 25,000 copies every Tuesday. The NorthSider publishes 25,000 copies every Thursday. They are distributed at over 600 locations across St. Louis.

Related Articles

Leave a Comment

Back to top button
%d bloggers like this: