City police hold National Night Out
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Aug 07, 2014 | 681 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BCGG STAFF, volunteers and CPD officers help serve dinner at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland during their “National Night Out,” hosted by the Cleveland Police Department.
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Cleveland Police Department representatives held the National Night Out event Tuesday evening at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland.

Games, food and other programs were available for those who attended.

In the past, CPD has held the event at public housing, the Blythe Avenue Family Center and other locations.

Officers Jennifer McKee and Bobby Ruth were the community officers and coordinators for this year’s event.

“We had a great turnout,” said Evie West, information officer for CPD.

“The Cleveland Fire Department brought out the Fire Safety House, which helped children learn about escaping their homes in case of fire,” West explained.

National Night Out events originated in communities in 1994.

According to NNO officials, more than 37 million people now take part in the events which are held in all 50 states. Some 15,000 communities will participate this year.

Bradley County Sheriff’s Office officials are expected to hold their NNO event later this year in coordination with the Neighborhood Watch Program.

According to Sheriff-elect Eric Watson, he will announce at a later date where and when the event will be held.

Due to the typically hot temperatures during August, BCSO officials decided several years ago to move the event to a cooler part of the year.

Watson said he is hoping to organize the event to be held in October.