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Lynnwood Meets and Greets to Help Fight Crime

Steven Sumera-Decoret, 4 of Lynnwood donned his police SWAT uniform for the 2015 National Night Out event in the Alder Ridge neighborhood with Sgt. David Harris. (Photo credit Shannon Sessions)

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 31 different registered National Night Out against crime events on Aug. 4. Dozens of city volunteers also contributed positive energy to these fun annual gatherings.

These 31 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 “32nd 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 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, as well as Ivar’s Restaurants for the clam chowder coupons.

Special thanks go to the following businesses that donated prizes or funds and supported Lynnwood’s National Night Out: the Lynnwood Target store, 7-Eleven, Ivar’s restaurants, and the Lynnwood Police Officer’s Association.
To be included in the 2016 tour map of Lynnwood’s National Night Out, please contact Lisa Wellington, Crime Prevention Specialist at lwellington@lynnwoodwa.gov.

Lisa Wellington, Crime Prevention Specialist
Lynnwood Police Department