National Night Out is held across the country on the first Tuesday in August every year and hosted by local police departments.  It is designed to bring local families together with local police to build trust, communication and develop relationships during a night of fun, safety activities, information and of course snacks.

In Pittsfield the National Night Out activities will include a convoy by the Pittsfield Police Department visiting Pittsfield parks between 5 to 8 pm with their Motor Unit, Off Road Unit, the K-9 unit and others.  Officers will be handing out treats and PD giveaways to kids. The department plans to hit Durant Park, Carrie Bak Park, Wahconah Park at the playground, Tucker Park, Dorothy Amos Park, The Common, Springside Park at Rotary Playground, the Skate Park, and Deming.  Chief Wynn hopes to spend 20 to 25 minutes at each location.

Other town police departments will be throwing a block party to celebrate National Night Out.  In Adams festivities will take place on Hoosac Street between 5 and 8 pm.  In North Adams the PD will be at Noel Field from 6 to 8 pm…and in Williamstown join the Williamstown Police Department at The Spruces from 4 to 8 pm.

National Night Out activities are a free event for all and as the poster promoting the event in north county states… “When neighbors know each other, neighborhoods are safer.”   National Night Out is a great safe and important event to help develop deeper relationships between community kids and local police officers.

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