National Night Out 2014
This year’s National Night Out is August 5, 2014. This national program encourages citizens to have a block party, meet their neighbors and help fight crime in their area. Similar to a neighborhood watch program, a block captain organizes his/her neighborhood and has an ice cream social, BBQ, corn roast or an event they want to plan for that evening. Events usually run between the hours of 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Representatives from the Town of Windsor, town board members, The Windsor Police Department and the Windsor-Severance Fire District will visit each location and meet the residents of the neighborhood to discuss concerns, answer questions and get acquainted in a non-formal setting. Cul de sacs may be blocked off for this event but not through streets.
If you are interested in serving as a Block Captain for National Night Out, call the Windsor Police Department at (970) 674-6400 to register.
Each year’s National Night Out campaign involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, and local officials from over 15,000 communities from all 50 states in addition to U.S. territories. It is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for anti-crime programs, along with many more.
Neighborhoods can celebrate with block parties, cookouts, and visits from the sheriff’s office . These events have proven to be effective and promote neighborhood spirit .