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Hang Out for National Night Out

The Chesterfield Police Department is asking to residents recognize the annual event Tuesday by spending the evening out in their neighborhoods.

Chesterfield residents are invited to help promote crime prevention, neighborhood unity, and solidatry with law enforcement Tuesday night by particpating in the National Night Out. 

The event is entering its 29th year and is typically held in August. However, the Chesterfield Police Department decided to push local participation to October due to this summer's extreme heat. The event is designed to send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime, the CPD said in a press release. 

Participating is simple. Starting at 7 p.m., citizens are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outdoors on porches, lawns and front steps visiting with their neighboors. Residents are also encouraged to gather with food and games as the City of Chesterfield and the CPD will give out awards for best participation and best program. 

For more information about participating, contact CPD Officer Joe Smith by emailing jsmith@chesterfield.mo.us or by calling (636) 537-3000. 

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