National Night Out is designed to: (1) heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; (3) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-communtiy partnerships; and (4) send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
For the 18th year, the Hiawatha Police Department will sponsor the National Night Out. Agencies will set up displays in the Schunernan Addition at the Fisher Center on East Iowa Street from 6:00-8:00pm. These include the Brown County Sheriff's Department, Squad 48, Town and Country Ambulance, Union Pacific Railroad and Hiawatha Fire Department. Hiawatha Thirftway will provide the hot dogs, Seneca Wholesale will provide the soda, Caseys will provide ice and Wal-Mart and Citizens State Bank will provide the paper goods, buns, chips and condiments. From 8:00-10:00pm a movie pool party will be held at the Hiawatha Aquatic Park at no charge.
The National Night Out program is an outstanding campaign to help neighborhood unity and strengthen police-community partnerships. On August 7th, everyone is invited to join forces to give crime and drugs a going away party and to meet our new Chief of Police, John Defore. For more information, contact the Hiawatha Police Department at 742-