1st Annual Downtown Night Out Against Crime at Victor Steinbrueck Park

 The Seattle Police Foundation in partnership with Target, the Seattle Hotel Association and the Downtown Seattle Association will be hosting a community Night Out event to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our community. 

Next Tuesday evening will be National Night Out Against Crime and the Seattle Police Foundation in partnership with Target, the Seattle Hotel Association, and the Downtown Seattle Association, will be hosting the first ever Downtown Night Out at Victor Steinbrueck Park from 5pm to 8pm. Night Out is an opportunity for residents to come together in support of public safety and safer neighborhoods. This community event will provide residents with crime prevention tips and an opportunity to meet your neighbors over free food, free drinks and live music.

Night Out is a national event, and Seattle has had a long history of supporting Night Out. The program has been growing every year, with over 1,200 neighborhoods participating in 2011. Night Out is a unique opportunity to bring neighborhoods together to talk about crime prevention and Block Watch efforts, and have a great time while doing it.

This year’s theme is “Celebrating Crime Free Neighborhoods.” If you have a neighborhood that has seen a decrease in crime, it is a time to celebrate your achievements. If you have ongoing crime problems you are working on, it is a chance to renew your focus, start a Block Watch if you haven’t already, and take a public stand against crime in your neighborhood.

The First Annual Downtown Night Out provides an opportunity to focus our community efforts to provide a safer and more vibrant downtown for residents and visitors alike. The Seattle Police Foundation would like to thank Target, the Seattle Hotel Association and the Downtown Seattle Association for their support and partnership in helping make this event possible.

For more information on the Victor Steinbrueck Park, Night Out, the Seattle Police Foundation, Target, the Seattle Hotel Association, and the Downtown Seattle Association go to:

http://www.seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?ID=338

http://www.seattle.gov/spd/nightout/

http://www.seattlepolicefoundation.org

www.target.com

http://www.seattlehotelassociation.org 

http://downtownseattle.com