Yonkers PD Use tip411 to Promote National Night Out

On the evening of Tuesday August 2nd, the Yonkers Police Department will once again be participating in National Night Out (NNO) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at four locations throughout the city.  NNO is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our communities safer, better places to live.  NNO events will take place in all 50 states.

“National Night Out is a great opportunity for our residents to interact with their local police and community,” said Mayor Mike Spano. “Yonkers has the greatest police department in the country and these events will remind our neighbors that our police are here to serve and keep our streets and families safe.”  Each Precinct Community Council, which is made up of volunteer residents, plans their own NNO event with their local precinct command staff.

There will be activities for all ages including live entertainment, vendors, free handouts, police equipment demos, K-9 demos, and crime prevention materials.  Officers from each of our four precincts, Community Affairs, Emergency Service Unit, Fleet Services, and the Yonkers Youth Police Initiative (YPI) will be present at all four locations.

Police Commissioner Charles Gardner stated “National Night Out gives us another opportunity to strengthen bonds with our residents.  I want to thank the local Precinct Community Councils and our Officers for all of their efforts in planning this great evening out for our residents.  The successes that we have had here in Yonkers over the last few years would not be possible without our community members and this gives us a chance to thank them and have some fun at the same time.”

See the full notice sent to residents using tip411

Use tip411 to Share Program, Event Information & to Promote National Night Out

You know to use tip411 to share community alerts about crime and public safety information, but did you know tip411 can be a great tool for sharing program and event information?

Brooklyn Park Police in Minnesota recently sent the following notice using tip411 to let their community know about upcoming plans to participate in National Night Out:

Register Now for National Night Out!

Celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 4th!  Brooklyn Park’s National Night Out (NNO) program is nationally recognized and continuously earns awards every year.

National Night Out is the cornerstone of our crime prevention efforts in Brooklyn Park.

From approximately 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. we ask you to lock your doors, turn on your outside lights and spend the evening with the neighbors. Many neighborhoods host special events such as block parties, cookouts, visits from police, fire and other city officials, youth contests and music.  

Your event does not have to be large or elaborate. It can be as simple as having a conversation in your neighbor’s yard. The important thing is to talk to and get to know your neighbors.

 You must register your neighborhood party to be eligible for one of the city vehicles to visit and to receive a NNO “goodie bag.”  Registration forms must be received by Friday, July 24th.  You may register your National Night Out party by going online to www.brooklynpark.org: or call Gerry Gibbs at 763-493-8284.  Listed below are the dates and times you can pick up your neighborhood “goodie bag” at the Police Department, 5400 85th Ave. No.:

Saturday, July 25th:  10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 28th:  4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 30st:  4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 ***Please remember we have officers and visitors scheduled until about 8:30 p.m. So if your party disperses before that time you may miss your visitor***

Click here to read the rest of the message from Brooklyn Park PD.