CPD National Night Out Is Cancelled
Friday, September 25, 2020
The Chattanooga Police Department announces that due to COVID-19, Chattanooga’s annual National Night Out is cancelled. But community members and police working together is still on, officials said.
In Chattanooga, National Night Out is traditionally held the first Tuesday of October. Neighborhoods and the CPD organize events that help residents and officers get to know one another better, build community spirit and encourage neighbors to work together to decrease crime in their neighborhoods.
"We aren’t able to gather in large groups this year, but we can still check in on our neighbors, support neighborhood associations and engage with CPD officers patrolling the neighborhoods throughout the city," officials said.
"Consider hanging out in your front yard and striking up a socially distanced conversation with neighbors. Think about hosting/co-hosting with neighbors a Front Porch Lineup with CPD Officers. These public lineups are a unique practice CPD created to give community members a chance to tell officers what they see in their neighborhoods, ask questions, and build rapport and familiarity with one another."
If you or your neighbors plan to be outside and would like an officer to drive by your home between 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 6, contact Sgt. Wayne Jefferson by Oct. 1. If you would like to host a Front Porch Lineup on Oct. 6 or any other day of the year, contact the captain of the sector where you reside. That information can be found at http://findyourofficer.chattanooga.gov/.
"Taking the time to establish relationships with one another can create a friendlier, safer community," officials said.