City of Wyoming to Celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 3

Posted on Monday, August 02, 2021 | News & Announcements

The City of Wyoming will host two events Tuesday, Aug. 3 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 5-7 p.m. at two community events 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 K-9 team.

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

This year, instead of multiple neighborhood gatherings throughout the city, the Wyoming Department of Public Safety has partnered with Grace Christian University and Grand Rapids First to offer two larger gatherings for community members.

  • Grace Christian University, 1011 Aldon St. SW, will offer activities from 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Grand Rapids First, 2100 44th St. SW, will offer activities 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 the 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 this new approach to gathering and reconnecting with community members now that it’s again safe to do so.”

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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