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Lynnwood Meets and Greets to Help Fight Crime

Sergeant David Harris offers a seat to Gabriela, age 10
(Sergeant David Harris offers a seat to Gabriela, age 10)

Lynnwood Police Department along with the Lynnwood Fire Department, the Mayor, Council members, and staff from the City’s Public Works, Community Development, Code Enforcement and Planning Departments, as well as the Emergency Services Coordinating Agency, all toured 30 different registered National Night Out against crime events on August 5. Dozens of city volunteers also contributed positive energy to these fun annual gatherings.

The 30 block-parties represented more than 1,500 people. Residents from all around Lynnwood joined the rest of America and turned their porch lights on, locked their doors and went out to meet their neighbors all in the name of crime prevention.

Projections this year called for the “31st Annual National Night Out” to involve close to 39 million people worldwide according to the National Association of Town Watch.

Community partners such as the Family Center of South Snohomish County, the Target store, and Community Transit also toured and visited with city residents. Big thanks to 7-Eleven for the cool “Operation Chill” coupons for a free Slurpee!

Officer Kelsey offers a police vehicle tour at a neighborhood gathering.

Special thanks go to Lynnwood Target and 7-Eleven for donating prizes or funds and supported Lynnwood’s National Night Out.

To be included in the 2015 tour map of Lynnwood’s National Night Out, please contact Lisa Wellington, Crime Prevention Specialist at lwellington@lynnwoodwa.gov