Register your National Night Out event

Two weeks from today neighbors will gather across Lynnwood as part of National Night Out. Residents are encouraged to turn their porch lights on, lock their doors and go out and meet their neighbors in the name of crime prevention.

If you want to hold a block party in your neighborhood, you can register now with the city of Lynnwood. Police and fire crews, Mayor Gough, City Council members and other city staff will tour each registered event on Aug. 3.

National Night Out is designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships, send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back, heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, and generate support for and participation in local anti-crime programs.

Statistics show that neighbors knowing one another and watching out for each other reduces crime.

If you want to register your neighborhood gathering on Tuesday, Aug. 3, and you live within Lynnwood city limits, contact Shannon Sessions with the Lynnwood Police Crime Prevention Unit at 425-670-5635 or

Police Commander Wes Deppa gave tours of his patrol car during last year's National Night Out.

Image courtesy of the city of Lynnwood

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