Hundreds attended the Cranston Police Department at their first National Night Out on Aug. 7 in Garden City Center. This event is based on a community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make Cranston neighborhoods safer.
Attendees of all ages met members of the Cranston Police Department and members of special teams (including the always popular K9 corps).
Police were also joined by the Cranston Fire Department, CCAP, the Cranston YMCA, the RI Secretary of State's Office (unclaimed property division), the Jim Pagano Foundation, the Cranston Public Library, CODAC, Cranston Public Schools, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Rhode Island, as well as additional community partners.
National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. For many, it was their first interaction with the Cranston Police Department under positive circumstances.
Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August.