National Night Out against Crime
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, Spokane Valley Police Department, and SCOPE invite you to National Night Out! You’re invited to turn on your porch lights, lock your doors and spend the evening with neighbors and public safety officials to join forces with thousands of other communities nationwide for the 35th annual National Night Out against Crime on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018!
Ask your neighbors to help collaborate on ideas for fun activities for children and adults. You can have live bands, bake off parties, BBQ’s, Ice Cream Socials, bounce houses, animal parades, live bands or whatever else you can think of to keep your party fun and lively.
Please look for more information in the 2018 May newsletter.
Contact the NW Coordinator at 509-477-3055 for more information.
Would you like to register your party and invite Law Enforcement, Spokane Valley Police Chief, Fire Department Personnel or others to your party? Please look inside of this Summer NW newsletter for a registration form. Get your form in by July 13th and have your name entered into a drawing for a party package for 25 which include a hot dog dinner ( hot dogs, chips and fixings), a cake and a National Night Out banner and table cloth.
Or, if you are not able to plan for a party this year, please consider joining in on one of the many that are going on in the City or County. You can find the information about those events on the front page of the Neighborhood Watch 2018 newsletter. This year, Neighborhood Watch will be joining forces with the Spokane Valley Target store located at 13724 E. Sprague Ave from 4-7 PM. Come join us in the parking lot for free beverages, ice cream bars and a hot dog dinner. Many vendors and participants will be in attendance with information and activities for all! We will have a bounce house, Sammy's Club House Ferret's, SCOPE's Mounted Patrol, face painting, candy jar count ( guess how many and win the candy and the jar) and a pie eating contest ( one for a adults and one for kids) and you will have an opportunity to watch the Sheriff's helicopter land! Bring down old or unwanted confidential documents and let DeVries Business Services shred them for free. and, Northwest Harvest will also be joining us, so please bring a can of food for those in need and receive a raffle ticket for each can that you turn in for a chance to win a basket of goodies!
Starting a Neighborhood Watch
Crime affects us all because it affects the environment that we live in, play and work in. This is why it is important to remember that crime prevention is everybody's business. In our communities, it is our job to be a good neighbor. Being a good neighbor means looking out for one another. Our job together is to come together and discourage criminals from coming into our neighborhoods and disrupting our peace of mind and our feeling of safety. Neighborhood Watch works but it is like any other crime prevention tool, it works when you work the program.
Please consider starting a Neighborhood Watch and or Business Watch for your area because crime prevention is everybody's business.
Here is how to get a watch group started:
- Just call the Neighborhood Watch Coordinator at 509-477-3055 to get started
- Fill out the organizer application and return to the Neighborhood Watch Coordinator
- Schedule a meeting with your neighbors and invite the Neighborhood Watch Coordinator and or a Crime Prevention deputy where we will provide an informative presentation on crime prevention, answer questions and provide materials for attendees.
A Few of the Presentation Topics Available to Citizens:
- Home Security
- Identity Theft and Scams
- Internet Safety
- Investment Fraud
- Drug Awareness
- Firearm Safety
- Map Your Neighborhood for emergency preparedness
- Business Watch
Please note: for the City of Spokane, please contact our partner organization, C.O.P.S. by visiting their website or calling 509-835-4592.
Spokane County Crime Prevention Office at the Valley Mall
We are located on the first floor next to Sears and across from Thomas Hammer Coffee.We are open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. Please call to be sure we are available or in the office if you need to meet with someone by calling 509-893-3934.