National Night Out slated for Tuesday

The Crime Prevention Unit of the Columbus Police Department on Tuesday will take part in the 24th Annual National Night Out, a crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch.

Last year's National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from more than 10,000 communities across the nation, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide.

The event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and send a message to criminals.

Call For more on National Night Out, call the Crime Prevention Unit at 706-653-3173.