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National Night Out happening Tuesday, August 6

Posted at 4:17 AM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 06:17:57-04

More than 50 parties are planned in the City of Trees for National Night Out. The annual event is all about getting to know your neighbors and developing stronger community-police partnerships.

National Night Out is celebrated across the country on the first Tuesday in August. Organizers who registered their parties with the Boise Police Department were able to request visits from police officers, fire fighters, paramedics, the mayor, City Council members and other city agencies.

“Well connected neighbors are more likely to keep an eye out for each other and report suspicious activity to law enforcement,” said Captain Paul Burch from BPD’s Community Outreach Division. “The partnerships we have with our community help keep Boise the safe community it is today and will continue to do so long into the future.”

The City of Boise recently released the 2018 crime statistics showing nearly 25 years of steady decline in the overall crime rate. Overall crime rates in Boise are at their lowest point since the Boise Police Department started keeping consistent statistical crime rate data in 1992.

You can learn more about the planned events for National Night Out in Boise here.

Photo Courtesy of Boise Police Department