On August 6, 2019 from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm, the Dearborn Police Department (DPD) will celebrate National Night Out on Crime aiming to increase awareness regarding crime prevention and to strengthen the community-police partnership.

In addition to increasing awareness of crime prevention programs, this event is designed to send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized, working with police and are fighting back against crime. National Night Out falls on the Primary Elections day in Michigan. The formal opening ceremony and program will begin at 5:00 p.m.

The event is open to the public and will be held at the Dearborn Police Department’s East parking lot located at 16099 Michigan Avenue in Dearborn. It will include free hot dogs, drinks, and ice cream, kids’ bounce house, dunk tank, prizes, citizens’ awards and crime prevention information. The Dearborn Police Department will feature its new Ford Police cars, SWAT Team, Bomb Squad, Bicycle Patrol, K-9 Unit, and Police Command Post. The Dearborn Fire Department will have demonstrations of its newest Fire Truck and Rescue and Vehicle Extraction.

Dearborn Police Chief Haddad will attend the event and requests that all Dearborn residents turn on their porch lights on August 6, 2019 to support National Night Out on Crime and to make an extra effort to look out for their neighbors.

The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) strongly encourages all residents to attend and actively participate in this year’s National Night Out On Crime events in Dearborn, Hamtramck, Detroit and all other cities where similar events are organized.

“The community- police partnership is indispensable to have safe and strong communities,” said Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director. “Events like National Night Out are important in building trust between the police and the communities they serve,” added Hamad. “There are no safe communities unless the police and communities trust each other and work together,” concluded Hamad.

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