The Warwick Valley Prevention Coalition has partnered with the Town of Warwick Police Department and the Town & Village of Warwick to host an initiative called National Night Out here in Warwick. This free family event will be held on Tuesday August 2nd from 5:30-8:30pm at Memorial Park.
National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. The best way to build a safer community is to know your neighbors and your surroundings. National Night Out triumphs over a culture that isolates us from each other and allows us to rediscover our own communities and its resources. This is an event we will look forward to each year. Parents and their children have the opportunity to see squad cars, various emergency response vehicles and learn about a wide variety of safety topics and partake in numerous interactive family friendly activities. We will have live music, demonstrations, food, and much more. The various public safety partners attend as well as nonprofits and business sectors who also participate and share their skills. Positive interactions with our residents are invaluable and hold the key to building lasting community relationships. National Night Out stands as a time to reflect on our deep community ties and the obligations we have to each other. It’s a chance to bring neighborhoods together with the various resources and the men and women who protect them. The safety of our communities depend on both law enforcement and the neighbors they serve. National Night Out enhances that partnership. My hope for starting National Night Out together was to reach the community, especially the children, and let them see the officers of our department in a positive light. This event brings police officers and the members of the community together in a fun setting and gives them the opportunity to get to know the officers and ask questions. It brings us to them, instead of them having to come to us.