FPPD invites public to National Night Out events

The Fort Police Department invites the public to participate in two National Night Out events on Tuesday, Aug. 2, that are planned to encourage local residents to work together to fight crime.

National Night Out is described as an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. This year is the 33rd annual National Night Out.

FPPD officers and administrators will visit several private anti-crime events in neighborhoods throughout the city that evening, however, two neighborhood associations have made their events open to the public. They are:

  • South Beach Homeowners Association: Gathering at Jaycee Park, 1401 South Ocean Drive, from 5 to 7 p.m., pavilion 5. Complimentary hot dogs and light refreshments will be served.

  • Sandhill Shores Mobile Home Park Homeowners Association: Gathering at 3200 South U.S. Highway 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. This is the 6th year that Sandhill Shores is hosting a public event. Each year, a local charity is chosen to benefit from money-raising efforts. This year, proceeds will benefit the Pace School for Girls in Fort Pierce. Hot dogs, drink and chips are available for $5, and there will be a 50/50 raffle and raffle baskets.

  • Chief Diane Hobley-Burney and the Fort Pierce Police Department invite residents to come to come the events, meet officers and neighbors, share ideas about neighborhood safety and build awareness about crime prevention. The department has been working diligently to build better relations in neighborhoods, and the city’s crime rate has been decreasing as a result.

    For more information, contact:
    Ed Cunningham
    Public Information Officer
    Fort Pierce Police Department
    (772) 467-6801