Friday, July 26, 2013

North Fulton public safety departments host safety night out

Roswell Police Chief Rusty Grant and McGruff the Crime Dog show off the National Night Out banner. This year, National Night Out events will be Aug. 6 at Roswell's City Hall, 38 Hill Street, and Alpharetta's Wills Park, at 11915 Wills Road, Alpharetta.

Courtesy Jonathan Copsey; The Milton Herald

July 23, 2013

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- A fun-filled festive night awaits our citizens and guests as Roswell, Alpharetta and Milton put on annual National Night Out events Aug. 6.

Alpharetta Public Safety and the City of Milton team up for this year's 2013 National Night Out event.

The City of Alpharetta's Public Safety Department will partner once again with the City of Milton to provide a fun-filled evening. This year's event will involve a state of the art SWAT bus, an active SWAT scenario, police and fire vehicles, K-9 demonstrations, firefighter demonstrations and a bounce house for the children.

"This is a great event for our community. I invite everyone to the National Night Out event to watch your public safety professionals in action and to enjoy the festivities and food. This is a great event to attend with friends, family and children," said Alpharetta Public Safety Director Gary George.

The Wills Park Equestrian Center is located at 11915 Wills Road, Alpharetta, Ga.

In Roswell, the National Night Out event will be held at the Roswell City Hall grounds located at 38 Hill Street. There will be a bounce house, rock climbing wall, spin art, face painting, local vendors, prizes, and plenty of food and drinks. Police vehicles, fire equipment, SWAT and K-9 demonstrations will be the highlight of this event.

The National Night Out campaign started in 1984 as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, establish community-police partnerships and to instill neighborhood camaraderie.

National Night Out now involves over 37 million people throughout the United States and other countries. National Night Out is designed to strengthen our communities by encouraging neighborhoods to engage in stronger relationships with each other and with their local law enforcement partners. The goal is to heighten crime-prevention awareness, build support and participation in local anti-crime programs, and most importantly, send a message that our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. It's also the perfect opportunity to get to know your neighbors even better.

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