The Fulton County Police Department, in partnership with Fulton County agencies and local neighborhoods are joining forces with thousands of communities across the nation for the 29th â€śAnnual National Night Outâ€ť (NNO) a crime and drug prevention event.Â Fulton County residents are invited to join the Fulton County Police Department at their â€śNational Night Outâ€ť event Tuesday, August 7, 2012, from 6 p.m. â€“ 9 p.m., at 5495 Old National Highway, College Park, GA 30349.
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime awareness and support for crime and drug prevention efforts sending a message to criminals that neighborhoods are working together and fighting back against crime.Â Additionally, it strengthens neighborhoods and police and community partnerships.Â
"Iâ€™m excited to take part in National Night Out. This event provides the community with an opportunity to see the scope and depth of the agencyâ€™s community-oriented policing philosophy," stated Fulton County Police Chief Cassandra Jones. â€śThe personnel of the Fulton County Police Department take personal pride in increasing awareness and strengthening involvement inÂ Â anti-crime efforts, and they share in my enthusiasm.â€ť
National Night Out participants will have the opportunity to get information on police safety and how neighbors are working together with law enforcement to make their communities safe.Â Other Fulton County agencies participating include; the Fulton County Sheriffâ€™s Department, Court Watch, Office of Behavioral Health Services, Health and Wellness, the Safe Kids Coalition and The Fulton County Fire Department will also be on hand for kids to enjoy and learn about fire safety. Visitors can talk to representatives from local homeowners associations, enjoy live entertainment, food and fun activities for the kids.Â Â Â
For more information about Fulton County Police Departmentâ€™s â€śNational Night Outâ€ť contactÂ Â Corporal Maureen Smith at 404.612.5321, Lt. Reginald McCain at 404.358.6413 or Jolene Butts Freeman at 404.234.8945.Â