Sixteen communities within the City of Salisbury will observe National Night Out, Tuesday, Aug. 6, with free music, food, children’s games and other outdoor activities, featuring officers of the Salisbury Police Department (SPD).
Founded in 1984 by the National Association of Town Watch, National Night Out is an annual campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and builds neighborhood camaraderie. The nighttime event, typically held the first Tuesday in August, also increases awareness of local law enforcement programs such as neighborhood watch and anti-crime initiatives.
This year, the Salisbury City Council meeting will be held on the same date, however at an earlier 3 p.m. start time so that Council members can visit with communities following the meeting’s adjournment.
Salisbury neighborhoods, in conjunction with Parks and Recreation and SPD, are expected to welcome residents at various apartment complexes, churches, the Fred M. Evans pool, West Square, the East Lafayette Community Building and The Gables at Kepley Farms.
National Night Out participants attending evening activities are encouraged to post photographs on social media platforms using the hashtag #SalisburyNightOut.