City of Wyoming to Celebrate National Night Out with Community and Neighborhood Events

Posted on Monday, August 01, 2022 | News & Announcements

Wyoming, Michigan, July 28, 2022 – The City of Wyoming will host an event Tuesday, Aug. 2 as part of National Night Out, a nationwide annual event that promotes community-police partnerships to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

National Night Out encourages residents to turn on their porch lights and gather with their neighbors, community leaders and police and fire personnel. Wyoming police officers, firefighters and leaders will join residents from 5 to 7 p.m. at Grace Christian University where residents will have the opportunity to explore police and fire equipment, including police cruisers, fire trucks and other emergency response vehicles, as well as learn about a variety of safety topics. Community members can also visit with the Wyoming Police Department K9 team.

“National Night Out is something City staff and our community look forward to each year,” Mayor Jack Poll said. “Our team is looking forward to another fun year of building relationships with our residents and having a good time while connecting with the community we serve.”

This year, the Wyoming Department of Public Safety will also return to visiting neighborhood parties. WYDPS will hold a community event at Grace Christian University and attend other local events for those who would like to participate.

  • Consumers Energy Kick-Off Ceremony, 4000 Clay Ave. SW, begins at 7 a.m.
  • Celebration Cinema, 3728 Rivertown Pkwy from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Grace Christian University, 1011 Aldon St. SW from 5 to 7 p.m.

“Spending time and having fun with residents is important for all of our officers as we work to build and strengthen relationships in our community,” said Director of Public Safety Kimberly Koster. “National Night Out allows us to connect with residents in a positive and meaningful way. We are looking forward to returning to the neighborhood parties and connecting with community members at Grace Christian University.”

National Night Out began in the 1980s with a group of law enforcement agencies, volunteers, neighborhood watch groups and state and regional crime prevention associations. It grew from porch vigils to neighborhood celebrations to promote safety in communities and build relationships with public safety.

To learn more about the National Night Out events in Wyoming, visit

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