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

Posted on Tuesday, August 01, 2023 | News & Announcements

The City of Wyoming is inviting community members to participate in National Night Out events throughout the city on Tuesday, Aug. 1.

An annual event celebrated across the country, 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 at multiple gatherings across the city. Most events will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. - 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 staff and our community look forward to each year,” Mayor Pro Tem Rob Postema 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.”

The department will hold community events at Lamar Park, Celebration Cinema Rivertown, Grace Christian University, Grace Christian Reformed Church and The Door Church.

  • Lamar Park, 2561 Porter St. SW, from 6 to 8 p.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. with a fire truck water activity at 5:45 p.m.
  • Grace Christian Reformed Church, 3030 Burlingame Ave SW from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • The Door Church, 154 44th St. SW, from 5 to 8 p.m.

“Spending time and having fun with residents is important for all of our officers and firefighters 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 connecting with community members across our city.”

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.

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