County-wide event, sponsored by the Exmore Police Department, encourages citizen participation and community/police partnerships to fight crime and create safer neighborhoods
Exmore, VA (July 14, 2017) – “Exmore’s 2nd Annual National Night Out is a neighborhood block party, and everyone in Northampton County is invited,” says Sgt. Jason Campbell. “It’s free, family-oriented, action-packed and fun.”
Campbell is a member of the Town of Exmore’s six-man police department, and the organizing force behind Exmore’s National Night Out, set to take place on Tuesday, August 1, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Exmore Town Park on Main Street. Sponsored by the Exmore Police Department, the Exmore event is the only registered National Night Out (NNO) celebration on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, and it is open to all residents and visitors on the ESVA.
For 2017, NNO will involve over 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canada, and military bases around the world. In all, over 38 million people are expected to participate in “America’s Night Out Against Crime”.
While the intent remains serious, Exmore’s NNO will be filled with entertainment, games, giveaways, food trucks and more. The Shore Loafers will provide music from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by DJ Productions closing out the evening with popular tunes. Police, fire and rescue vehicles will be onsite for kids of all ages to explore, and the ESVA’s most famous canine, McGruff the Crime Dog will be on hand for photos and paw-shaking.
As a “party with a purpose”, Exmore’s National Night Out will showcase information from community organizations and groups, and the Northampton County Sheriff’s Department will provide free IDENT-A-KID fingerprinting to help protect our children.
Now in its 34 year, National Night Out is celebrated across the U.S, as way to strengthen local neighborhoods, and forge police-community partnerships for fighting crime and drug use. Exmore’s Police Chief Angelo DiMartino is asking residents of Northampton County to join other communities across the country in locking their doors, turning on their outside lights and spending the evening outside with neighbors and members of the police department. “We want the people of Exmore and surrounding towns to get to know each other and the police officers who serve them,” said Chief DiMartino. “We also want everyone to have a good time.”
For more details follow the Exmore Police Department on Facebook, or visit www.exmore.org.
Media contact: Sgt. Jason Campbell, Exmore PD Phone: 757-710-2003