Eagle Point's 1st National Night Out 2012
National Night Out events are opportunities for communities to promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention, and neighborhood camaraderie. Eagle Point Police Department offered opportunities for education regarding bike helmet fitting, infant car seat inspections, children identification kits, gun locks, identify theft prevention, neighborhood watch, and emergency preparedness. We had about two-hundred and fifty people attend the event at Chamberlain Park. The event was not possible without the support of out local businesses and individuals that wanted to be involved. Here is a list of out wonderful participants for this years' event:
Butte Creek Mill
The Butcher Shop
Ray's Food Place
Eagle Point Hardware
Valley Feed & Pet Supply
Premier West Bank
South Valley Bank & Trust
Murphy's Custom Canvas Inc.
Jackson County District Attorney's Office
Jackson County Sheriff's Office/JCFD #3
Jackson County Emergency Management Division
Pepsi Beverages Company
State Farm Insurance
Upper Rogue & Eagle Point Chamber of Commerce
History of National Night Out
National Night Out
National Association of Town Watch (NATW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and promotion of various crime prevention programs including neighborhood watch groups, law enforcement agencies, state and regional crime prevention associations, businesses, civic groups, and individuals, devoted to safer communities. The nations premiere crime prevention network works with law enforcement officials and civilian leaders to keep crime watch volunteers informed, interested, involved and motivated. Since 1981, NATW continues to serve thousands of members across the nation.
The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, in 1984 began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. NATW’s National Night Out program culminates annually, on the first Tuesday of August.
NATW’s Executive Director, Matt Peskin introduced National Night Out in 1984.The first National Night Out took place on Tuesday, August 7th 1984. That first year, 2.5 million Americans took part across 400 communities in 23 states.