Police departments – including airport police departments – join with their neighborhoods each August 7 to hold National Night Out events to encourage neighbors to get to know each other and to create safer places to live.
The street I used to live on held a picnic each year during Natoinal Night Out and one neighbor rented a bouncy house for the kids. Each year we shared phone numbers and emails. We introduced ourselves around and chose a street captain.
And when there was a serious issue on our block – or if someone just noticed that someone else had left their car lights on – we knew how to get in touch with our neighbors.
So if your street is hosting an event, I strongly encourage you to out there and say hi.
If you’re flying somewhere, stop and chat with airport police and others looking out for your safety. National Night Out events planned for Washington Dulles International Airport, Washington’s Reagan National Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.
And don’t be shy about approaching those airport officers. As we’re learning from their entertaining entries in the viral police lip sync challenge, many airport police teams have a great sense of humor.
Know of another airport hosting a National Night Out event? Let me know and I’ll add it to the list.
— Reagan Airport (@Reagan_Airport) August 7, 2018