National Night Out Approaching

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(KNSI) - People are being urged to register their National Night Out events and St. Cloud police and fire personnel will stop by.

Details are in the following news release from the St. Cloud Police Department.

On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, neighborhoods throughout St. Cloud are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the "35th Annual Night Out" crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the St. Cloud Police Department will involve communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases around the world. In all, over 38 million people are expected to participate in "America's Night Out".

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Together, we are making that happen.

From 5:00 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 residents in neighborhoods throughout St. Cloud are asked to lock their doors, turn on outdoor lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors. Many St. Cloud neighborhoods traditionally host activities like block parties, cookouts, ice cream socials or other special events to celebrate National Night Out. St. Cloud Police Officers, Firefighters and Officials visit St. Cloud NNO activities.

The St. Cloud Police and Fire Departments adjust their work schedules to staff adequately to support National Night Out from 5 to 9:30 pm on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. We ask that you refrain from scheduling similar activities outside of this date and time period as we are unable to guarantee visits due to police and fire calls for service and responses.

We ask that you register your activity prior to the registration deadline of 4:00 PM on Thursday, August 2, 2018. You can register your St. Cloud National Night Out 2018 activity by telephone by dialing (320) 345-4182 or online.

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