Emerson Police To Host National Night Out Tuesday

EMERSON – A northeast Nebraska community will be hosting an annual community-building campaign among law enforcement and residents.

According to a release from the Emerson Police Department, neighborhoods throughout Emerson are invited to join over 38 million neighbors across 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide during ‘National Night Out’.

This campaign will take place on Tuesday, August 3 and promotes strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make the neighborhoods more safe and more caring places to live and work.

Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, the Emerson Police Department will celebrate National Night Out by hosting a block party from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Tuesday at the north shelter house located in the City Park (West 5th Street). Free hot dogs, chips, soda and water will be provided while there’ll also be demonstrations, equipment exhibits, visits from emergency personnel, handouts and more.

Emerson Fire & Rescue, Nebraska State Patrol, Dakota County Sheriff’s Office, Dixon County Sheriff’s Office and many more will join the Emerson Police Department Tuesday evening.

Again, National Night Out is a night for everyone to stand together and promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity. This campaign displays the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement. When law enforcement and the community work together, some amazing things can happen.

For more information, contact Chief Chuck Chinn at the Emerson Police Department at 402-695-2251 or email chiefchinn@abbnebraska.com.