The events, part of a national campaign, are designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate participation in local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals by letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
The Hogansville police, in partnership with the Hogansville Ministerial Association, will host Hogansville Night Out from 6 to 7 p.m. at Calvin Hipp Park in downtown Hogansville.
Police Chief Moses Ector will be the grand marshal and keynote speaker. Music will be provided by local musicians and there will be free hot dogs and informational booths on the Neighborhood Watch program, along with information and registration for the Hogansville Police Department Citizens Police Academy.
Neighborhoods throughout West Point will join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event from 5 to 8 p.m.
Police Chief Jeffery Cato encouraged neighbors to take a proactive approach to fighting crime on their streets. He asked residents to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors, city representatives, police, firefighters, community groups, and church members.
Neighborhoods that have committed to participate in this year’s event are Booker Hills, Roper Heights, East Side, College Hill/Lower East 9th Street, Housing Authority, and Water Works. They will host special events, such as block parties, cookouts and youth activities.