Conway Police Department will hold a community block party Tuesday, Oct. 8 in observance of National Night Out, an annual crime prevention event hosted by agencies across the country.
Sponsors and officers will prepare hamburgers and hot dogs for Conway residents, and members of the department will be on hand to provide information on crime prevention, to recruit, and to develop community partnerships.
The purpose of National Night Out, according to CPD spokeswoman La Tresha Woodruff, is to promote awareness for crime prevention, to encourage support for participation in local anticrime efforts, to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police and community relationships, and to send a message to criminals to let them know neighborhoods are “fighting back.”
Conway Fire Department will also be at the event to provide activities for children.
All are invited to attend, but project coordinator CPD Lieutenant Jeff Anderson encourages those who stay home to organize their own block party in their neighborhoods.
“From 5-7 p.m, get outside, meet your neighbors; knowing who belongs in your neighborhood helps cut down on crime,” he said.
The event will be held at the Pine Street substation and community center from 5 to 7 p.m.
For more information on National Night Out, contact the Special Operations Division at 501-328-4179.
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