Night Out Against Crime: Independence residents and law enforcement celebrate community

Independence police department and community residents came together Tuesday, October 6 learning more about how to protect their community against crime during an evening of free family fun. 

National Night Out Against Crime works in communities to support residents and local law enforcement. Residents filled McCoy Park to enjoy free food and engage with police officers. The Independence Police Department hosted the block party providing unit demonstrations and meeting with residents. 

According to promotional materials from the Independence Police Department, Night Out Against Crime works to support a police-community partnership:

The event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness. Generate support for, and participation in local anti-crime efforts. Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

The Independence Police Department partnered with LINC, The Neighborhood Watch Program, Target, City of Independence, and Stewardship Capital during Night Out Against Crime. 

See Night Out Against Crime 2014

See LINC in Independence

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