Thursday, August 1, 2013

It’s a Party and You’re Invited

National Night Out is rapidly approaching and with this being the 30th anniversary for this community oriented program it’s time to make your own plans to get out there, meet your neighbors if you haven’t already and take a proactive approach to crime prevention!

Each year the police department participates in this nationwide program that is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and generate support and participation in local anti-crime programs.  Most importantly it strengthens neighborhood spirit and improves the partnership between the police and the community. When that happens, it sends a strong message to criminals that the neighbors are organized and fighting back.

Last year the National Night Out campaign was a success in bringing together groups of neighborhood organizations, business and law enforcement.  This year Overland Park Police will be teaming with the Deanna Rose Farmstead.

We are encouraging children and families to join us at the Farmstead on Tuesday, August 6th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  There will be a Flashlight Parade that starts at 7:30 and children are invited to dress up as their favorite superhero.  Don’t forget to bring your flashlight so you can join in the Flashlight Parade.

Mark your calendars, it’s a special kind of party day and you need to make sure you are there August 6th!

For more information visit the National Night Out website at