Time to register “National Night Out” against crime block parties

National Night Out is coming soon.

On Tuesday, August 6, neighborhoods throughout Grays Harbor will join 16,000 communities and 38 million neighborhoods nationwide for the “National Night Out” against crime.

Cities are currently accepting applications for road closures and announcements of these neighborhood events and asking residents to sign up additional parties.

This is the 36th year for National Night Out and The City of Hoquiam has issued a release asking resident sot plan ahead.

Hoquiam Police Chief Jeff Myers tells KXRO that Hoquiam has been a proud participant for a long time and last year they celebrated with ten block parties around town.

Myers said National Night Out provides an opportunity for our community members to get to know one another and build strong networks of communication about what is happening in the neighborhood.

All you need to do is host a block party, invite your neighbors, and get to know each other better. 

Most block parties are from 6:00 p.m. to around 9:00 p.m.

In Hoquiam, public officials, police officers, firefighters, and Crime Watch volunteers will be stopping at each registered block party to visit with residents and talk about crime prevention and general safety tips.  

If you want to close your neighborhood street or utilize a City Park for a party during National Night Out, please contact Tracy Wood at the City of Hoquiam Community Services Department at 360-538-3970 or [email protected]

Signs and barricades are available from the city as needed to close off streets if you need the space for your block party.

The Police Department will be providing free party items to each block party host. 

To sign up for a block party or to obtain more information regarding this event, please contact Chief Jeff Myers

at 360-532-0892 x 105 or [email protected].