Bangor police, neighborhood watch group to host Night Out Against Crime

Posted Aug. 03, 2012, at 5 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Bangor residents will take to the streets Tuesday, Aug. 7, to enjoy a night out hosted by the Bangor Police Department and West Side Watch, a local neighborhood watch group.

The free event will feature a bounce house for kids, police K-9 and bomb squad robot demonstrations and an ice cream social.

This will be Bangor’s first observance of National Night Out Against Crime, a crime and drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch.

Along with raising awareness about crime, the night out is intended to generate support for neighborhood watch groups, strengthen neighborhood pride and the relationship between the community and police, according to Jason McAmbley, community relations officer for Bangor Police Department.

Bangor’s night will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 7, in Second Street Park.

More than 15,000 communities across the nation, in Canada and military bases around the globe participate in similar events each year, according to McAmbley.

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