Communities and law enforcement agencies across the country are joining together to celebrate National Night Out Tuesday, August 2, 2011. The Highlands Ranch Metro District is partnering with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to support this year’s event.
Metro District park rangers will join other local emergency service providers and visit local neighborhood block parties. In past years, the park rangers have brought live snakes, animal pelts and talked with residents one-on-one about wildlife in the community.
“National Night Out is a great opportunity to build stronger relationships between local law enforcement and residents,” said Nick Adamson, Metro District park ranger and open space supervisor. “Our park rangers use it as an opportunity to interact one-on-one with residents to answer their questions and educate them about wildlife that exists in Highlands Ranch.”
National Night Out is an annual event designed to heighten crime-prevention awareness, build support and participation in local anti-crime programs, and send a message that our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Last year more than 15,000 communities in the United States, Canada and U.S. military bases participated in the event.
Residents are encouraged to participate in National Night Out by attending a block party, cookout or inviting local law enforcement to visityour neighborhood. All residents are asked to turn on their outdoor lights and front porch lights on Aug. 2 from 6:30 until 9:00 p.m. to support National Night Out.
Residents in Highlands Ranch interested in hosting a block party and participating in National Night Out Aug. 2, can learn more about the event by visiting the Douglas County Sheriff’s website at www.dcsheriff.netand search National Night Out. If you’d like to invite a law enforcement representative to attend your block party, contact Deputy Michelle Rademacher at 303-660-7510 or at firstname.lastname@example.org sign up.