News Flash Home
The original item was published from 1/14/2014 12:45:32 PM to 8/4/2015 12:05:02 AM.

News Flash

Executive - Press Release

Posted on: August 3, 2013

[ARCHIVED] New Castle County Police To Host the 30th Annual National Night Out

New Castle County Police along with the Western, Northern and Central District County Police Advisory Councils and Target © are proud to be working together to host this year’s National Night Out.

The event will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in New Castle County’s Banning Park, 800 E. Newport Pike, Wilmington, DE 19804. The event will be held rain or shine.

Each year, National Night Out events are held across America to allow citizens and their police departments to display their continued partnerships formed to stop crime. This event helps to heighten crime and drug prevention, generates support and participation in local anti-crime programs, strengthens the bond between the communities and the police and sends a message to the criminal element that the police and neighborhoods are united in efforts to stop crime.

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon, former Colonel of the NCCPD, said National Night Out was a natural complement to his administration’s aim of maintaining its beautiful, regional parks for all to enjoy.

“We want families to able to enjoy County parks safely and securely,” Gordon said. “That’s why we’ve stepped up police patrols in County parks to ensure they remain peaceful areas for family oriented recreation.”

Scheduled for this year’s event are: the County Police Mounted Patrol Unit, free food, cooling stations from Artesian Water and displays from Target ©, Delaware Crime Stoppers, Delaware Air National Guard, Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, State Fire Marshal’s office, Delaware Office of Highway Safety, United States Marshal Service, American Red Cross, Consumer Product Safety, SPCA and the New Castle County 911 Mobile Command Center.

The First State Band will be performing live at the event.

“Our communities are the best partner the police have to stop crime,” New Castle County Police Chief Col. Elmer Setting said. “National Night Out allows the police and our communities to showcase their continued partnership to reduce crime and make New Castle County even stronger.”

The event is open to the public. There will be activities for children and adults. For more information, please contact the County Police Community Services Unit at (302) 395-8050.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Executive - Press Release

NEA Big Read event features author Thi Bui

Posted on: February 14, 2024

County shares story on Hope Center family

Posted on: November 15, 2023

Disaster Declaration Update

Posted on: October 27, 2021

WOW! What is going on with the sun?

Posted on: August 16, 2017

Holiday event canceled at Carousel Park

Posted on: December 5, 2016
Mannequin Challenge moment (3).jpg

Donations sought for prom gown giveaway

Posted on: November 15, 2016

County’s New Website Now Live

Posted on: March 18, 2014

New Castle County Dog Licenses Due March 1

Posted on: February 24, 2014