Thursday, July 29, 2021

Inkster police host National Night Out for community

Inkster police are again preparing for National Nite Out, celebrated from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3 in the parking lot at the Inkster Police Department headquarters.

As in previous years, the police department will be hosting a family party in the parking lot of the police department with giveaways, games, face painting, food, music, and more. 

The event is free  for Inkster residents and local entrepreneurs are invited to set up a booth at the event. Police officials are encouraging  local community and youth organizations to consider applying to attend the event to have their mission  heard.

While local vendors are welcome to apply for a booth, no sales will be allowed, the purpose is strictly for advertising. There is no fee for a booth but all organizations must receive approval prior to the event.

Interested parties should call (313) 409-6698 to express interest in attending, officials said. 

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make local neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community, according to the organization website. The event also provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances, they added.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August. Many neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more in an effort to strengthen the relationship between local police and the neighbors they serve.