National Night Out Neighborhood Block Parties Are Back in 2021
Published on June 24, 2021
Interim Communications Program Manager
Kirkland Community Encouraged to Plan Neighborhood Events
KIRKLAND, Wash. –The Kirkland Police and Fire Departments encourage the Kirkland community to plan neighborhood events for National Night Out on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Held annually on the first Tuesday in August, National Night Out is a nationwide campaign meant to enhance relationships between communities and first responders while promoting crime prevention, community building, and police-community partnerships.
Meant to lower barriers, bridge gaps, and bring people together, nothing captures the essence of community quite like National Night Out. Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide. In addition to block parties and cookouts, National Night Out provides an opportunity to interact with Kirkland’s law enforcement and fire service professionals.
“We invite people across Kirkland to gather with their neighbors on National Night Out,” said Kirkland Deputy Mayor Jay Arnold. “It’s a chance to get to know who lives on your street or in your building, build relationships, and create safer places to live. It’s also a great opportunity to connect with first responders. Not only will you learn more about these extraordinary jobs, you’ll connect with the men and women who do them every day.”
If you would like to request City Council, police, corrections, and/or firefighter presence at your block party, fill out the National Night Out First Responder Request Form. Members of City Council and first responders from the Kirkland Police and Fire Departments attend community events between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. While police and fire personnel will make every effort to attend your event if invited, please note that the availability of the City's first responders is contingent on call volume.
Events that include a road closure require a permit. To request a road closure, submit a National Night Out Block Party Permit Application. Block party fees will be waived for National Night Out events held on August 3, 2021. A completed application must be received no less than 10 business days prior to the event and applicants must live on the street to be closed and serve as the event contact.
For more information, and to access the request form and permit application, go to www.kirklandwa.gov/NationalNightOut.
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