National Night Out events being held at Elver, Penn Parks
Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 3:49pm
Family-friendly events are free to community
Madison Police Department is hosting two National Night Out events on Tuesday in the West and South Police Districts. National Night Out is an annual effort to promote police/community partnerships, improve neighborhood connections and make the community a better place to live. These family-friendly events are free to the community.
MPD's West District will host one of the National Night Out events this year at Elver Park (1250 McKenna Blvd.).
MPD's Mounted Patrol and K9 unit will be present, as well as MPD squad cars and specialized vehicles. There will also be informational booths (MPD Crime Prevention, Reach a Child, etc.).
“We really value this opportunity every year to celebrate with the citizens of Madison,” said West District Captain Vic Wahl. “The best crime prevention occurs when police and residents work together. These events allow us to give back to the residents and show them we are their partner.”
The West District's National Night Out event runs from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The Madison Police Department also invites you to attend the South Madison's 2015 National Night Out celebration on Tuesday at Penn Park (2101 Fisher St.).
Police departments nationwide will connect with community partners to celebrate community safety and this year's theme, "Taking Back our Neighborhood."
The following is the time-line for the evening at Penn Park:
5:30pm: Unity walk preparation
6:00pm: A march through the Bram’s Addition neighborhood to celebrate unity
6:30pm: Dinner & keynote speakers - there will be a barbecue which is open to the community and food will be served by MPD's South District Community Policing Team. There will be a local DJ who will provide entertainment throughout the evening. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ruben Anthony, President and CEO from Urban league of Greater Madison. A survivor of domestic violence will be the guest speaker sponsored by Domestic Abuse Intervention Services.
8:00pm: The evening will close with a candlelight vigil for those impacted by neighborhood violence.
We hope you can attend one or both of our National Night Out events!