Local police departments send message to criminals

Kitsap County police departments have a message for criminals: We’re watching you. We’re on the lookout, and we’re unified to fight crime.

Police departments from Port Orchard, Bremerton, Poulsbo and Bainbridge Island, as well as Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputies, are participating in National Night Out, an anti-crime initiative that began 28 years ago and is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. (See list of events below.)

The National Night Out campaign involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from more than 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In all, more 37 million people participated in National Night Out 2010.

The event is intended to:

* Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
* Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs
* Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships
* Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Different communities have their own agendas. Here’s what’s happening in Kitsap County, all on Tuesday.

Port Orchard Police Department will observe National Night out with free food, music from the Greenbriar Project and informational booths, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Port Orchard Marina/ Gazebo Park off Bay Street. The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office will have a booth at this event. Contact: Officer Wheeler, POPD, (360) 876-1700.

Bainbridge Island Police Department will partner with local merchants to provide food and entertainment from The Hometown band, along with informational booths, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Town Square, located between City Hall and Bainbridge Performing Arts.

The Poulsbo Police Department will hold its National Night Out Event from 4 to 8 p.m. at the town’s waterfront park, featuring booths, police cars and boats on display and a meet-and-greet with local law enforcement.

The Bremerton Police Department will hold a block party-style event from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at Viewcrest Village Apartments, 3401 Spruce Avenue. Police officers and firefighters from Bremerton Fire Department will be there. Kids activities include a learn-to-fish booth.

2 thoughts on “Local police departments send message to criminals

  1. Yes, it appears that the dirt bags that hit the coffee oasis this morning hear this message loud and clear.

    I was just talking to a neighbor who also happens to be my co-worker about the months of data he has provided to the Bremerton PD about a suspicious drug house on his street. License plate numbers, vehicle and individual descriptions and so on. Occasionally someone at the house gets arrested, but it never fully corrects the problem. They are still dealing out in the middle of the street most times.

  2. “Port Orchard Police Department will observe National Night out with free food, music from the Greenbriar Project and informational booths, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Port Orchard Marina/ Gazebo Park off Bay Street. The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office will have a booth at this event. Contact: Officer Wheeler, POPD, (360) 876-1700.

    Bainbridge Island Police Department will partner with local merchants to provide food and entertainment from The Hometown band, along with informational booths, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Town Square, located between City Hall and Bainbridge Performing Arts.”

    Sounds more like a party for criminals to enjoy the free food and festivities…

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