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Police to host Night Out Against Crime

Published August 3, 2009 5:17 pm
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Salt Lake City and South Salt Lake police will host their annual Night Out Against Crime on Monday and Tuesday at a number of locations.

"The solution to crime and public disorder is not necessarily more law enforcement," said Salt Lake Police Chief Chris Burbank in a written statement. "Significant impact is achieved when neighbors work in partnership with the police to make their communities safer. Night Out Against Crime is a great vehicle to reach out to one another."

The National Night Out Against Crime is a yearlong campaign designed to heighten crime-prevention awareness and to send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime.

Police are asking the residents to turn on their outside lights and hold front-porch vigils. Officers from the Salt Lake City Police Department -- including specialty units, such as SWAT, K-9, Gang Unit and Bike Patrol -- will attend a variety of community events, including parades, block parties and cookouts.

In South Salt Lake, police will hold the annual Night Out Against Crime event Monday at Woodrow Wilson Elementary from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be hot dogs, snow cones, bounce houses, classic cars, information booths and a medical helicopter on display. There will be live K-9 presentations at 7 and 8 p.m. The South Salt Lake Fire Department will present at 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

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Locations of Night Out events

South Salt Lake, Monday:

Woodrow Wilson Elementary, 2567 S. Main St., 6-9 p.m.

Salt Lake City, Tuesday:

1409 E. Butler Ave., 6:30-8:30 p.m.

1033 S. Lake St., 6:30-8:30 p.m.

1100 N. 2200 W., 5-8:30 p.m.

Briarcliff Ave. and Grenoble St., 5-8 p.m.

1313 W. California Ave., 5:30-9 p.m.

1185 S. Windsor St. 7-9 p.m.

2200 E. Roosevelt Ave., 7-8:30

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