READING, PA — City of Reading Mayor Eddie Morán announced that the Reading Police Department is joining law enforcement organizations to celebrate locally 2021 National Night Out and issues the following statement:
“Officers within the Reading Police Department take their duties of protecting our City, keeping the community safe and improving our neighborhoods very seriously.
“Multiple social media pages have shown officers engaging positively with our community, whether in a basketball game, showing their gear and patrol cars to kids, or delivering goods to elderly residents.
“The Reading Police Department is organizing this event and expects to spend a memorable night with all members of our City. Come and enjoy the hot dogs, music by a DJ, ice cream, car seat safety check, open fire hydrants, a dunk tank and a lot of fun.
“National Night Out is all about community, our people, and the place we call home. Our mission is clear – people come first; humanity comes first. We invite everyone to join us in our big backyard downtown like we often do in a block party or on a Sunday family BBQ because that is what we are a big family. We all are the City of Reading.”
What: RPD National Night Out 2021
Where: 500 block of Penn Street, Reading PA, 19601
When: Tuesday, August 3, 2021, from 5 pm to 8 pm
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
To learn more about NNO go to: https://natw.org/
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