Local law enforcement agencies, neighborhood associations and residents will take to the streets Tuesday night for the annual National Night Out Against Crime.
In Lacey, police officers plan to attend events at more than 20 local apartment complexes, in addition to a large event hosted annually by the Horizon Pointe Homeowners Association.
Police Chief Dusty Pierpoint said National Night Out is a great way for people to get to know people in their community — including their local officers.
“It’s a good way for neighbors to meet neighbors and for everyone to meet us,” Pierpoint said.
The Horizon Pointe event will be held from 5-10 p.m. at Horizon Pointe Park, 5700 Ruddell Road SE, Lacey.
The city of Olympia will host a National Night Out event from 6-8 p.m. at the Artesian Commons Park at 415 Fourth Ave. E. The event will feature food, family games and a special appearance by police K9 Melnic. Olympia police also will visit 21 neighborhood parties.
Lt. Cliff Ziesemer of the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office said deputies and department officials will attend community events by request. To request a deputy at an event, contact Lt. Paul Counts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We’re hoping to get out there and get to know some people,” Ziesemer said.