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8/8/2013 - Annual National Night Out - At the Agawam High School Athletic Field

Agawam Police Department

 Press Release

On Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 the residents of the Town of Agawam are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “30th  Annual  National Night Out”  crime prevention event.  National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the Agawam Police Department and the Office of Mayor Richard A. Cohen, will involve over 15,704 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the word.  In all, over 37.5 million people are expected to participate in “America’s Night Out Against Crime”.


National Night Out is designed to:  (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;   (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and Police Community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.


On Tuesday August 6th from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., the Agawam Police Department, the Office of Mayor Richard A. Cohen, and our community partners will be hosting the National Night Out at the Agawam High School Athletic Fields.  This event will include live entertainment from Corey and the Knightsmen Band, free hot dogs, popcorn, beverages, a dance school presentation, a puppet show and a number of other safety-oriented activities for both children and adults. 


The Agawam Police Department, Agawam Fire Department, Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, Baystate Medical Center Safety Team, Army, Navy, Marines, and the U.S. Marshal’s Office will all have displays at this event, and will also have representatives on hand to meet with residents.


The Agawam Police Department, and the Office of Mayor Richard A. Cohen have also partnered with private sector businesses that focus on home security and general public safety.  These private sector community partners will be available to discuss home security and safety, child safety seats, pet and animal awareness and safety, and much more.  This is the first time that the Agawam Police Department chosen to participate in this national event, and we are hopeful it will be embraced by our community.  National Night Out is free to the public, so please join the Agawam Police Department, the Office of Mayor Richard A. Cohen, and our public and private community partners for this fun and informative event for people of all ages.


For further information please contact: 

Officer Robert Burke @ 413-726-9789

Raun Date: Thursday, August 8th from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.