National Night Out

National Night Out - Parking Lot Party
Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013; 5 pm - 9 pm
Wake Forest SuperTarget Parking Lot, 12000 Retail Dr.

On Tuesday, Aug. 6, neighborhoods throughout Wake Forest are invited to join the Wake Forest Police Department, Target, and thousands of communities across the United States for the 30th Annual National Night Out.

National Night Out (NNO) teams law enforcement agencies with citizens, community leaders, civic groups, and local businesses to promote safe, healthy neighborhoods. NNO is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

The Wake Forest Police Department and Target, the national sponsor for NNO, are marking the occasion by hosting a “National Night Out Parking Lot Party” from 5 pm to 9 pm at the Wake Forest SuperTarget, 12000 Retail Drive.

The Parking Lot Party promises something for everyone including food and special prizes, as well as fire, police and EMS vehicle displays. Several area church choirs are also scheduled to perform and the Duke Life Flight helicopter will fly in and make what is sure to be a memorable landing.

American Legion Wake Forest Post 187 will offer a variety of concessions, including hamburgers and hot dogs, in exchange for a donation to its troop support programs. 

The Wake Forest Police Department will provide child identification fingerprint kits where parents can have their children photographed and fingerprinted. Child safety seat technicians will also be on hand to demonstrate the proper installation of child safety seats and community crime prevention officers will distribute information on topics such as vehicle security, home security, and personal safety.

The police department will also offer a K-9 demonstration and D.A.R.E. presentation and share information on upcoming Community Watch initiatives.

Area community owners and businesses are invited to participate. For more information, contact Officer S. Graham at 919-761-3132.