SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Savannah Police are gearing up for this year’s National Night Out events.
National Night Out is an annual campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. It enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.
In Savannah, National Night Out will take place on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 6. SPD officers will be visiting many of the events throughout the city.
Neighborhoods throughout Savannah have been encouraged to take part in the annual celebration by hosting their own celebrations. During the event, which runs roughly from 5-8 p.m., neighborhoods and churches host block parties, cookouts, or other community events.
Chatham County Police wil also be dropping by National Night Out celebrations throughout the county. Events are being hosted by the Wilmington Park, River Oaks, and Henderson neighborhoods.
For a full list of 2019 National Night Out events for Savannah, click here.
Several other agencies across the WTOC viewing area are putting on similar events Tuesday night, including in the Lowcountry. In Yemmassee, police will host a National Night Out event from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Yemassee Municipal Complex. The Hampton County Sheriff’s Office will host its event at Hampton Elementary Sschool from 6 to 8 p.m.
The City of Hinesville’s National Night Out will include an evening of free food, fun and games. The community is invited to join the Hinesville Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies and first responders Tuesday from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in downtown Hinesville.