Lilburn hosts its 9th National Night Out
For immediate release
July 26, 2018
LILBURN — The Lilburn Police Department will celebrate the ninth annual National Night Out at Plaza Las Americas on Aug. 7, 2018.
The event begins at 6 p.m. and will wrap up with police canine demonstrations from 8-8:30 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet staff from local police, fire, and other public service agencies, who will share personal and community safety tips. Various types of cars, trucks, and equipment will be on display. More than 40 participating vendors will bring community resources, knowledge, information, and activities to the public.
The Georgia Law Enforcement Moving Memorial will be on display at the event. This memorial travels around the state to commemorate the nearly 700 Georgia law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Lilburn’s 2017 National Night Out was ranked No. 22 among small cities nationwide that held the event. It was the fourth year in a row that the Lilburn event was recognized by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). The national awards program honors registered cities, military bases, and various communities on participation and success of their National Night Out efforts.
National Night Out, a yearlong community building campaign, is designed to: (1) heighten crime prevention awareness, (2) generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs, (3) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and (4) send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. On the first Tuesday in August each year, 38 million people in more than 16,000 communities around the U.S. and Canada come together to celebrate this event.
Lilburn Police Chief Bruce Hedley said “National Night Out helps build strong partnerships between the police and the community. We’re excited to bring this year’s National Night Out event to Plaza Las Americas and invite the public to come and enjoy the event.”
National Night Out in Lilburn
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 6-8:30 p.m.
Plaza Las Americas, 733 Pleasant Hill Rd., Lilburn, GA 30047