National Night Out with the Decatur Police Department

Aug 23, 2017

The Decatur Police Department united with residents to celebrate National Night Out on August 1, 2017.

To kick-off an evening of community camaraderie, officers interacted with participating neighborhoods and businesses through three city-wide events: a sidewalk art chalk contest; a theme party competition; and an “Identify the Burglar” mystery challenge conducted by participating officers.

Health Connect America’s concept for a drug-free world helped them secure a first-place finish for their sidewalk chalk decorations.

As for the most inventive theme party, Community Action stole the show by hosting a riveting mystery party for visitors.

The Vernon Street Southwest neighborhood proved their investigative tactics by cracking the case in “Identify the Burglar.”

Each community group winner was rewarded with a prize presented by the Decatur Police Department.

Chief Allen along with other employees of the Decatur Police Department would like to thank the community for their support and dedication to this unifying event.

About National Night Out

National Night Out is a recognized community-building campaign that promotes police-resident fellowship for the promotion of safer, more connected neighborhoods.

The event provides a relaxed community forum to discuss safety tips and acquaint residents with their emergency personnel.

National Night Out occurs nationally on the first Tuesday of August.