This was the 20th year for the annual event that promotes crime prevention programs, strengthens neighborhood bonds, and sends a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
“Every time I come to an event like this I ask residents how the crime is in this area, and they say low, and that’s what we like to hear. This is another opportunity for neighbors to really get to know neighbors so that they know who is in their neighborhood so if they see anything suspicious they can call the police department, that communication between neighborhoods is so important to the Police Department to have that partnership and keep crime low,” said Chief of Police, Bob Marshall.
The event gives neighbors the opportunity to get better acquainted and meet their local city leaders.
“Its all about connecting our community to the police department, fire department and other city services. It’s a great opportunity to meet people and get the kids out to see the trucks, the kids love it, it’s a fun night,” said Mayor Chirico.
Over in Timber Creek it was a traditional BBQ party with all the fixins’.
“This is a great neighborhood we’ve got the hot dogs, pop corn, snow cones the kids have a great time,” said Chirico.
They also got the chance to enjoy the park, bounce house, face painting –as well as a grand entrance by the swat team
“All of our city units are involved in some way Police Department, Department of Public Works, Fire Department, our communications people are out, as well as our electric and water departments all talking about the services they provide and are very proud to provide to the area,” said Chief Marshall.
This was the largest year for the night out in Naperville, with 39 neighborhoods participating, spanning all the way from Century Farms in north Naperville to the South Pointe subdivision in the city’s south side.
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