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Colonial Heights Celebrate Safe Communities Night

Community-wide Block and Neighborhood Gatherings

Start Date: October 1, 2008
City, State: Colonial Heights, VA
Intended audience(s):
Business owners, Children, College or university student, staff, or faculty, Community volunteers, Homeowner or neighborhood associations, K-12 school faculty or administrators, Local elected officials, Local government agency officials (other than public safety), Local news media, Members of civic organizations, Military service members and their families, Parents, Representatives of public safety agencies besides law enforcement (fire, emergency services, emergency planning/management), Senior citizens, Teens, Watch groups (Block, Neighborhood, Business), Youth-serving organizations (B&G Clubs, YMCA, etc.)

The City of Colonial Heights, VA, Police Department will partner with other city departments, community organizations, business and civic sponsors, and elected officials to establish a night of city-ide block parties and neighborhood gatherings. During Colonial Heights Celebrate Safe Communities Night, residents will have an opportunity to meet and greet their neighbors in a fun social setting. Police and city officials will visit each location to expand lines of communications between residents and their local government. Colonial Heights, with 17,800 residents, boasts in excess of 40 events throughout the city each year. The goal of the police department is to hold an event within walking distance of each resident. The events help to empower city residents to work together to keep crime out of their neighborhoods while focusing on quality-of-life issues.

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