Tonight is the annual National Night Out celebration in Juneau.
JPD is coordinating officers and representatives from the fire department, coast guard and National Guard to visit block parties and cookouts around Juneau. This is the sixth year Juneau has participated in the event. There are ten neighborhoods signed up to host events says JPD spokesman Lt. Dave Campbell.
This year marks the 30th National Night Out celebration. The first National Night Out was introduced early in 1984. The event’s goal is to promote community celebration that raises awareness about crime and drug prevention. According to JPD, National Night Out also gives citizens the opportunity to interact with their neighbors, as well as local first responders.
The events are slated to run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and include block parties, cookouts and neighborhood walks.
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