National Night Out 2013 - Community Advisory

Mark your calendars for this year's National Night Out event!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

6 pm – 9 pm

Piney Branch Elementary School

7510 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD

National Night Out, celebrated by police departments across the nation, is a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). The Takoma Park Police Department will be hosting its own community event in celebration of this campaign. The department’s goal is to heighten safety and crime prevention awareness; to support locally-based businesses, groups, and organizations; and to strengthen relationships among community members and between the community and local police department.


The event is free, so bring your whole family and invite all your friends! This year’s event will include informational brochures on various safety topics and crime prevention, food, games, give-aways, and live music. There will be police vehicles on display, officers and their horses from the Park Police mounted division, a canine demonstration, McGruff the Crime Dog, child fingerprint kits & child fingerprinting, a moon bounce, face painting, games & prizes, food & ice cream… just to name a few! Did I mention that the event is FREE?

If you are a locally-based organization and would like to be part of this year’s event, there is still time to reserve a spot (and there's NO COST to participate!). Please contact Sgt. Paula Gaskin by phone: 301-891-7126 or by email: for more information. This is a great way to promote your organization and build a relationship with your local police department and with community members.

Check out the website for more details and updated information leading up to the event.