Joseph Solomon, Chief of Police
Quinn Public Safety Building
90 Hampshire St.
Methuen, MA 01844
For Immediate Release
Friday, Aug. 12, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Methuen Police Department Participates in National Night Out
METHUEN — Chief Joseph Solomon is pleased to announce that the Methuen Police Department participated in a successful National Night Out campaign on August 2.
The National Night Out campaign is an annual community-building event that promotes trust between police and residents to make local neighborhoods safer places to live. The event usually includes block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other various community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel and exhibits.
Methuen police officers, firefighters, C.A.R.E.S. advocates, and dispatchers divided into four teams to visit neighborhood block parties throughout Methuen. McGruff the Crime Dog and Sparky the Fire Safety Dog also accompanied teams throughout the night.
Many Methuen residents used this event to thank public safety officials for their service to the community, welcoming the teams visiting their block parties with thank you signs and homemade food.
“We are grateful to the entire Methuen community for their welcoming us to their National Night Out celebrations,” Chief Solomon said. “This event has been and continues to be incredibly successful in Methuen, and we look forward to continuing the tradition next year.”
This event is a part of a worldwide network of participants from over 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases. The Methuen National Night Out is nationally sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), ADT Security Systems, Nextdoor, Associa, and sponsored locally by the Methuen Police Department.
To learn more about National Night Out and hosting a block party in your neighborhood for next year’s event, visit the NATW website.