The following is a press release from the DuPage County Sheriff's Office. Did you head to an NNO party tonight? Tell us in the comments!
Members of Sheriff John E. Zaruba’s Office will join with several other local municipalities to help celebrate 29th Annual National Night Out this Tuesday, August 7th.
Sheriff’s deputies will be out at the Heritage Park 1S325 Ardmore Ave. Oakbrook Terrace with Sheriff’s specialty vehicles. They will be starting at 6:00pm along with the Oakbrook Terrace Police, Oakbrook Police, local Fire Departments and the Oakbrook Terrace Park District. They will also be showing “Puss in Boots” on the big screen starting at 8:15pm.
Other deputies will be visiting several other neighborhoods in , Naperville, West Chicago, Warrenville and Itasca in a customized car or motorcycles to visit with residents and to encourage their involvement in crime prevention initiatives.
Members of the Sheriff’s community service volunteers will also be on hand at other community celebrations.
“National Night Out is a great opportunity for those of us in law enforcement to get out and spend time with the people we serve and for the community to participate in local anticrime programs. This event further strengthens the law enforcement and community partnership and sends a message to criminals that we are one, these are our neighborhoods, and we are going to keep our children and communities safe,” Sheriff John E. Zaruba said.
Residents of DuPage County are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for National Night Out. 15,000 communities, from all 50 states, with over 37 million people nationwide are expected to participate in this event.