Communities participate in crime prevention campaign
On August 4th, 2015, Meridian Township will participate in the celebration of National Night Out, America’s Night Out Against Crime event. The Meridian Township Police Department will serve as the community hosts as Officers join participating neighborhoods in a variety of activities including block parties, parades, and cookouts while heightening crime prevention awareness and enhancing community relations.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer and better places to live. The event takes place in the evening hours on the first Tuesday of August.
“National Night Out is a great way to celebrate our strategic work together to keep Meridian Township safe,” stated Lt. Ken Plaga. “The sense of family that grows out of neighborhood gatherings helps to strengthen community-public safety collaborations and celebrate our joint commitment to our neighborhoods and our township.”
National Night Out began in 1984 in an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood fellowship, and to send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and are fighting against crime.
Anyone interested in obtaining more information about the “National Night Out” campaign or learning how their neighborhood can become involved is encouraged to contact Lt. Plaga at 517.853.4800.