National Night Out

TUESDAY, 1 AUGUST 2017   •   7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
FOREST KNOLLS POOL   •   11105 Foxglove Lane
(see map below)   •   Tel: 301.593.9883

  • Bring some food to share.  If your last name begins with the letters A to H, bring a main dish; letters I to P, bring a side dish; and Q to Z, bring a dessert.  Please do not bring glass containers because of pool safety.
  • Live Music
  • Swimming, of course!
  • Snowcones
  • Family Fun
  • A Visit by “McGruff, the Crime Dog” and County Police Motorcade

Map to Forest Knolls Pool The NFCCA, along with the Montgomery County Police Department, is joining with thousands of other communities in observing the National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1st.  This event brings residents together to cooperatively oppose crime in our area.  The first step is knowing your neighbors.

This is the 33rd year that the National Night Out has been held.  Residents are asked to turn their porch lights on and are invited to join their neighbors in coming together as a community.  Our neighborhood will be meeting at Forest Knolls Pool!

The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime,” in 1984 began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.  NATW’s National Night Out program culminates annually, on the first Tuesday of August.

The first National Night Out took place on Tuesday, August 7, 1984.  That first year, 2.5 million Americans took part across 400 communities in 23 states.  National Night Out now involves over 37.8 million people and 16,124 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.

Our neighborhood has been fortunate with relatively few crimes occurring, although there have been some recent incidents.  Consequently, residents should still follow basic crime prevention measures and be alert for suspicious activities in the area.  Most types of crime have decreased in the County in the last year and they are still relatively small in number for our population size.  When crimes do occur, it is up to us to work with the police to keep the neighborhood and our residents safe.

If you are concerned about crime in our community, the following are some steps that you can take.
For information on ways to avoid being a crime victim, visit the crime prevention section of the Montgomery County Police Web site at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/police or call the crime prevention officers at the Silver Spring District office, 240.773.6800 [if you live south of Dennis Avenue/Lockridge Drive] or the Wheaton District Office, 240.773.5500 [if you live north of Dennis Avenue/Lockridge Drive].
If you have an emergency or see a crime in progress, dial 911.
If you see individuals acting in a suspicious manner — such as watching houses or testing for unlocked doors and windows — call the police non-emergency phone number, 301.279.8000.  Please give them a complete description of the individual or vehicle as best you can.
Volunteer to help with organizing a Crime Watch.

Anyone willing to help with the event — e.g., entertainment, setup or clean up, or other preparations — call David Rotenstein at 404.326.9244.  Some tasks that you can help with are:

  • set up and clean up (we will begin setting up about 6:00 p.m.)
  • picking up bags of ice and ice cream
  • operating snow cone machine (training provided)
  • supervising food table
  • providing entertainment
HOPE TO SEE YOU ON AUGUST FIRST!

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