SAVANNAH, GA (August 5, 2019) – Savannah Police Department is excited to once again take part in National Night Out.

This year National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live, is being held on Aug. 6. It enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. National Night Out is in its 36th year and has about 16 thousand neighborhoods participating throughout the country.

Neighborhoods throughout Savannah have been encouraged to take part in the annual celebration by hosting their own celebrations. During the event, which runs roughly from 5-8 p.m., neighborhoods and churches host block parties, cookouts, or other community events. Savannah Police Department has been working with those groups to make sure there are officers present to talk to their residents in a casual environment about their concerns as well as learn more about law enforcement. It’s a great opportunity for officers to connect with Savannah youth as well, whether they’re connecting over a meal or playing a game of ball with them.

A full listing of all events in Savannah is available at http://savannahpd.org/outreach/#nno. It is being updated as information becomes available.

Savannah Police Department’s command staff, as well as McGruff the Crime Dog, will be spending the evening visiting various neighborhoods throughout Savannah.