Detroit’s National Night Out festivities are among the largest in the state and draws families from all across the city whose participation is a firm stance against crime within their communities. This crime awareness event is also aimed at reinforcing police-community partnerships in the interests of safer and cleaner neighborhoods. Detroit Police Chief Ralph L. Godbee, Jr. will be attending several citywide National Night Out scheduled events.

 WHEN: Tuesday, August 7, 2012

 WHERE: Please review the following listing of times and locations for the NNO activities:


Central District - "Come Take Back The Night"

7310 Woodward Avenue

4P - 9P

Refreshments, Various Vendors, Pony Rides, Bouncers, Train Rides, Dunk Tank, Marching Band, Health Department Information, And Jazz Band. 

4th Precinct - "Come Take Back The Night"

Clark Park, 1130 Clark Street (Park is located between W. Vernor & I-75)

5P -9P

Refreshments, Bounce House, Entertainment Diego, Free Bike Helmets Give-Away, Cotton Candy, Free School Supplies Give-Away, Raffle, Dive Team display, K-9 demonstrations, and Mounted. 

Northeastern District - "Where the Community Against Crime Comes Together"

5100 E. Nevada

3P - 7P

Taste & See: Roberts Rverwalk Hotel Detroit; Southern Fires; Royal Kabob, Hamtramck; Sala Thai; and Mexican Village - Free Food Tasting, Give-Away: Chene Park Concert Tickets, live Jazz Concert from Mike Harrington, Activities for kids, and Safety Tips. 

10th Precinct - "National Night Out Against Crime"

12000 Livernois


3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, Bounce House, Music, Games, Activities, and Food 

12th Precinct – “A Going Away Party for Crime!"

1441 W. 7 Mile Rd


Live entertainment, Refreshments, Rides, Games, Mounted, Puppet Show, Rock Climbing, Karaoke, Cheer Team Competition, Marching Band, Basketball with DPD officers, Arts and Crafts, Community Information Booths, Free Bike Helmets Give-Away, and much more 

Eastern District - "Let's Light Up the Path to a Safer & Cleaner Community!"

Mack Shopping Plaza (Mack & Alter Road)


Live DJ, Dancing, Obstacle Course, Miniature Pirate Ship Ride, Rock Climbing, Dunk Tank, Book bag Give-Away, School Uniform Vouchers, Refreshments, and much more 

6th & 8th Precincts - "America’s Night Out Against Crime”

11450 Warwick - Directly across from NWD

5P- 9P

Classic Car Show, Bouncers, Marshal Art Demonstration, Cheerleaders, and Refreshments


WHO: Members of the Detroit Police Department along with members from the community and businesses.


Free food and exciting activities are always plentiful during the above scheduled times. The Detroit Police Department has always recognized the importance of this enjoyable, yet informative community event, and has taken part in National Night Out celebrations since the beginning in 1983.


More than 34 million people throughout the United States, Canada, and U.S. military bases worldwide are expected to take part in National Night Out events this year. Residents unable to participate in onsite events are encouraged to express their support by turning on exterior lights of their homes on the evening of August 7, 2012.


National Night Out is an opportunity to:

·        Heighten awareness of drug and crime prevention efforts

·        Generate support and participation in crime prevention efforts

·        Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community relations


National Night Out activities encourage crime prevention, awareness, and neighborhood unity.


“It’s never too late to be a part of the Solution”


Please review the attached Detroit Police Department's news release of the 2012 National Night Activities.



Detroit Police Department

Office of Public Information

313-596-2200 Phone

313-596-1450 Fax

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