FROM STAFF REPORTS
Daytona Beach will be one of 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide participating in National Night Out on Aug. 6.
National Night Out programs culminate annually on the first Tuesday of August, according to the National Night Out website. The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime” first started in 1984, as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and to send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
The Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) and the City of Daytona Beach’s National Night Out will be taking place at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural & Educational Center, 1000 Vine Street (Corner of Vine and Third Streets).
“Take back your community; get to know your neighbors. If crime has a strong grip on a neighborhood, now is the time to take the first steps towards reclaiming your streets,” stated a press release from the DBPD.
“People are afraid that if they act criminals will take revenge. You can counter this fear, and protect each other, by working closely with police and asking for help,” the press release continued.
The event at the center is free and will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be free food, games and music.