Buffalo will participate in National Night on Tuesday

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BUFFALO, NY – Buffalo will join the national event called National Night Out on Tuesday between 7-10 p.m.

The event is designed to help raise awareness about crime prevention and drug abuse.

Mayor Byron Brown said the 39th edition of the event was sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in partnership with the City of Buffalo. Brown says more than 16,000 communities in all 50 states, including US territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world will participate.

“National Night Out is an opportunity to celebrate the partnership between the Buffalo Police Department and all members of the community who help make us safer and stronger,” said Mayor Brown. “While we’ve had our share of recent challenges, including the mass shooting at the Jefferson Tops that claimed the lives of 10 precious people and injured three others, National Night Out is an opportunity to recognize the many good things that are also happening and to remind us that we still have a lot to do. to fight crime and ensure security. Let’s keep working together, and when we come back next year and the year after, let’s celebrate that we’ve achieved even more, together.

“National Night Out 2022 will be a special night for the Buffalo community as we come together to support each other in an ongoing effort to make our neighborhoods even safer and more caring places to live,” said the Buffalo Police Commissioner. Buffalo, Joseph Gramaglia. The police department works very hard every day to build positive relationships with our neighbors, and while we have more to do, I look forward to celebrating our progress on National Night Out.

As part of Tuesday’s festivities in Buffalo, Mayor Brown, Police Commissioner Gramaglia, Fire Commissioner William Renaldo and many other city officials and representatives will stop by several Block Club rallies throughout the evening.

Pamphlets will be distributed to highlight current public safety and crime control initiatives. There will also be gifts for Buffalo’s youngest residents, including bicycle helmets, children’s ID kits, junior police badges and National Night Out coloring books about city departments and services.

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