7/9/2013 1:48:00 PM Neighbors needed to host National Night Out
By Tara Lindquist
The Dodge County Sheriff's Department is looking for people to organize and coordinate their neighborhood's National Night Out evening on August 6.
National Night Out is a designated evening when communities across America come together to take a stand against crime, drugs and disorder in their neighborhoods and communities. The sheriff's department will again be partnering with members of the community to affirm their conviction against crime and disorder. "We're going to have different staffing that night so deputies can stop by and talk to neighborhoods during this event," explained Crime Prevention Deputy Jeff Brion.
In the spirit of neighborhoods uniting towards a common goal of crime prevention, the sheriff's department is looking for individuals in Dodge County who will organize an event in their neighborhood. It does not have to be elaborate or difficult to plan; it could be a potluck dinner, organize a neighborhood walk, a small barbecue, or maybe an after dinner gathering at a neighbor's home or local park.
In keeping with the National Night Out traditions, citizens are asked to leave their porch lights on during the evening. "We would like to know ahead of time where the gatherings are going to be so we can stop by," Brion said. "We just ask they call and give us the address."
Mantorville will again be hosting their annual National Night Out cookout in the park, but they are the only city in Dodge County that hosts it.
If you are interested or know someone who would be interested in organizing an event for National Night Out, you are asked to contact the sheriff's office at 507-635-6222 ext. 6215.