(Phoenix, Ariz. - Aug. 3, 2010) The Office of Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard will participate in several crime prevention efforts around the state today as part of the 27th annual National Night Out, an event designed to raise awareness of local crime prevention programs and increase citizen involvement in local crime prevention partnerships.
“National Night Out is an excellent opportunity for neighbors to come together, get better acquainted and fight crime,” Goddard said. “Neighborhood awareness is one of the keys to effective crime prevention. Night Out events educate us about what we can do to protect ourselves and our neighbors.”
The Attorney General’s Crime and Fraud Resource Center will have materials available at many of the events across the state, including the Identity Theft Repair Kit, Internet Safety Guide, and pamphlets on the Arizona Meth Project and Avoiding Loan Modification and Foreclosure Scams.
National Night Out is designed to:
- Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.
- Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime partnerships.
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.
- Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
For additional information, contact our Crime Prevention Specialist William Bessette at (602) 542-2079. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch organizations.
The Office will also participate in this year's G.A.I.N. (Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods) events. Because of the high temperatures in August, many communities in Maricopa County decided to observe National Night Out in October and call it G.A.I.N.