The Murfreesboro Police Department is partnering with the Murfreesboro Housing Authority, Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation, Wellness Council of Rutherford County, and others to host National Night Out Against Crime Tuesday, August 2, 2016. This is the nineteenth year that the City of Murfreesboro has participated in the event.
National Night Out is an opportunity for residents to meet their neighbors, law enforcement officers, public officials, and other community service providers in an informal setting with the goal of increasing communication about crime prevention. The partnering agencies will be hosting Night Out activities from 5:00p.m. until 8:00p.m at SportsCom, Patterson Park and the public square. Greenhouse Ministries on S. Spring Street and Spring Valley Apartments on Manor Drive are also celebrating the occasion. Free food, information and activities for children and families will be provided at each location.
"National Night Out Against Crime is a national crime prevention event designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and build relationships between Murfreesboro residents and police officers," said Chief Karl Durr. "It is a great chance to learn about crime prevention and spend time with your neighbors and the police officers who patrol your neighborhood."