National Night Out – August 5, 2014 “America’s Night Out Against Crime”

On Tuesday, August 5th, Bensalem neighborhoods are invited to join together with thousands of communities nationwide for the 31th Annual National Night Out.  National Night Out is an event aimed at raising awareness of crime and drug prevention which is coordinated by the National Association of Town Watch and locally sponsored by Bensalem Township and Shoprite.

This year’s event will include approximately 15,700 communities from all 50 states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world.  In all, over 37.5 million people are expected to participate in this year’s event.

On Tuesday, August 5th, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, residents of Bensalem Township, and across the nation, are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and Police.

National Night Out is designed to:

Heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention.
Generate support and participation for local anticrime efforts.
Strengthen neighborhood spirit and Police-community partnerships.
Send a message to criminals informing them our neighborhoods are organized.

“This is a night for America to stand together to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity.  National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight to build a safer nation.  On NNO, we invite neighborhoods nationwide to join us in Giving Crime & Drugs a Going Away Party”….. Matt Peskin, National Project Coordinator

Bensalem Township will be hosting a National Night thank you event for Town Watch members and their families at the Township Municipal Complex on Saturday August 9th from 5-7 PM.  Representatives from The Bensalem Twp. Police, Fire and EMS departments will be on hand, and a K-9 demonstration will be featured.

For information regarding joining an existing Town Watch group or assistance in starting a new group in a neighborhood without one please contact Bensalem Police at 215-633-3689 or

Additional information about National Night Out can be found at  HYPERLINK “”


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