Buffalo, NY - Mayor Byron W. Brown, Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood and Fire Commissioner William Renaldo, joined by representatives from the Police Athletic League of Buffalo (PAL) and Block Clubs, today encouraged City residents to take part in this year’s National Night Out events and activities in the City of Buffalo, scheduled for Tuesday, August 6, 2019. National Night Out is held the first Tuesday in August in cities across the country.
“National Night Out is a wonderful opportunity to bring City residents together with the men and women who protect them,” said Mayor Brown. “We know that the best way to build an even safer Buffalo is to know your neighbors and your surroundings. My Administration has long supported and continues to support initiatives, like National Night Out, that enhance that cooperation.”
The 36th annual nationwide celebration of neighborhood unity will take place in more than 16,000 communities across the nation. It’s aimed at building neighborhood camaraderie, while reinforcing relationships between residents and local police and fire personnel.
In Buffalo, over 150 block clubs and organizations citywide are scheduled to host block parties, cookouts and other various community events. Since 2006, the Brown Administration has remained committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all its residents by investing in strategic public safety and anti- crime initiatives that have steadily decreased crime citywide. Some of the innovative and resourceful tools Mayor Brown has implemented to give residents more avenues to easily and effectively connect with City departments and each other include:
At National Night Out events in Buffalo, Mayor Brown plans to distribute fun Giveaways to our City’s youngest residents, including bike helmets, Child Identification Kits, Junior Police Badges, and National Night Out coloring books about city departments and services.