563162_548051438546750_249997305_nThe Ocean City Police Department, in coordination with National Association of Town Watch, will be celebrating the 30th Annual National Night Out program on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fiesta Park in Caine Woods and Gullway Villas on Lark Lane.  National Night Out began as an effort to promote police and community partnerships and now involves over 37 million people in 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide.

The Ocean City Police Department is partnering with two neighborhood watch associations in Ocean City to bring crime prevention awareness and community policing to the area. “National Night Out is a great way for us to continue to grow the Department’s relationship with the community,” said Chief Ross Buzzuro. “We believe that the number one crime prevention tool is having a great relationship with our community and this event really helps promote that.”

National Night Out, a yearlong community building campaign, is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support and participation in local anticrime programs and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. In addition, the program was developed to send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime.

On behalf of the Ocean City Police Department, Chief Buzzuro would like to invite Ocean City citizens to participate in National Night Out festivities.  In addition, the OCPD encourages you to be the “eyes and ears” of your community, by reporting crime or suspicious activity to the Ocean City Police Department. For more information regarding National Night Out, or the Ocean City Police Department’s role in National Night Out, please contact the OCPD Public Affairs Office at 410-723-6665.