This year marks the City of Seattle’s 30th Annual “Night Out Against Crime” celebration on Tuesday, August 5th. Recently, Mayor Murray laid out a comprehensive public safety plan for Seattle that underscores the importance of providing opportunities for youth and community members to enjoy their streets and public spaces citywide. The Mayor believes Night Out is a great example of the types of opportunities that exist for reconnecting community to Seattle streets. Night Out, an annual national event hosted locally by the Seattle Police Department, shows that residents and City government can mobilize resources and energy together to move toward a safer and more connected Seattle. We hope you’ll join in making this Seattle’s best Night Out yet. Sign your block up for Night Out:
- Register your event and add it to the map. (When you register your event in Seattle, most non-arterial streets can be blocked off—without a fee—so you and your neighbors can take over the street.)
- Invite your neighbors by printing off the materials on our website and distributing around your block.
- And finally, help us promote Night Out around Seattle by liking the Night Out Facebook Page, sharing updates, and inviting others do the same.
If you have any questions, you can email NightOut@seattle.gov or call your Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator. Attend a Picnic in the Precinct: Another key element of safer communities is when we all know our local police officers. Coming up are several opportunities for you to get to know the Seattle Police Officers who protect your neighborhood. Meet the new Chief of Police, Kathleen O’Toole, your local police officers, and other community members at one of four upcoming Picnics in the Precincts:
- Tuesday, August 5th: West Precinct Picnic / National Night Out
o Occidental Square in Pioneer Square, 5pm – 8pm
- Saturday, August 16th: South Precinct Picnic
o New Holly Campus (7058 32nd Ave S), 1pm – 4pm
- Sunday, August 24th: North Precinct Picnic
o University Heights Center (5031 University Way NE), 1pm – 4pm
- Saturday, August 30th: East Precinct Picnic
o Cal Anderson Park (1635 11th Ave), 1pm – 4pm Whether it’s getting to know your neighbors better or building a stronger relationship with the officers in your neighborhood, a safer Seattle takes all of us organizing and working together. Take a moment to register a Night Out event on your block and put your local Picnic in the Precinct on your calendar. We hope you’ll take some of these important opportunities to build public safety across the city.