This year in the City of Boise there are 50 parties planned for National Night Out on August 6, 2019. This annual event is all about getting to know your neighbors and developing stronger community-police partnerships. National Night Out is celebrated across the country on the first Tuesday in August and is designed to help build safer and more caring communities. Organizers who registered their parties with the Boise Police Department were able to request visits from police officers, fire fighters, paramedics, the Mayor, City Council members, and other city agencies.
“Well connected neighbors are more likely to keep an eye out for each other and report suspicious activity to law enforcement,” said Captain Paul Burch from BPD’s Community Outreach Division. “The partnerships we have with our community help keep Boise the safe community it is today and will continue to do so long into the future.”
Recently the City of Boise released the 2018 crime statistics showing nearly 25 years of steady decline in the city’s overall crime rate. Overall crime rates in Boise are at their lowest point since the Boise Police Department started keeping consistent statistical crime data in 1992.
Learn more about National Night Out: https://www.cityofboise.org/departments/police/national-night-out/
See a list of participating NNO neighborhoods: https://www.cityofboise.org/departments/police/national-night-out/2019-national-night-out-events/
City of Boise Crime Rate information: https://www.cityofboise.org/news/mayor/2019/july/city-of-boise-crime-rates-hit-25-year-low-in-2018/
Please note the parties registered with Boise Police are subject to change by the organizers. There may also be additional parties in your area that are not registered with the Boise Police Department. We encourage you to reach out to your neighbors or Homeowners Associations to see if anything is being planned where you live.
**Media interested in doing a preview story on National Night Out can email BPDMedialine@CityofBoise.org for interviews.