Calendar Review
National Night Out
Police Chief Jim Duscha is encouraging neighborhood groups to hold National Night Out parties on Tuesday, Aug. 6. National Night Out is held the first Tuesday of August each year to bring attention to crime and drug prevention awareness and generate support in anti-crime efforts, like the Block Watch program.

National Night Out, promoted by the National Association of Town Watch, is an annual celebration for communities to say goodbye to crime. Neighborhood groups wanting to hold block parties and planning to close their streets for National Night Out activities are asked to apply for special event permits by July 2nd. There is no fee for a special event permit, but paperwork must be turned in at least one month before an event for the City to approve a closure.

Special Event Permit applications are available at Longview City Hall at 1525 Broadway and at the Longview Police Department's Highlands Satellite Office at 216 30th Ave., Suite C behind the St. Helens Shopping Center. The police satellite office is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Special Event Permit Applications also are available online. Choose Special Event Application and follow instructions on the form. Completed applications should be returned to the engineering department at City Hall, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Neighborhood groups who are planning National Night Out activities and would like representatives of Longview Police Department to drop by are asked to contact community service officer Cindy Turpen by July 8th at 442-5857 or cindy.turpen@ci.longview.wa.us. Although every effort will be made, there is no guarantee that police officers will be able to visit all National Night Out parties.

For more information, contact Cindy Turpen: 360-442-5857 cindy.turpen@ci.longivew.wa.us