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Arlington PD to Participate in National Night Out

by ARLnow.com August 7, 2012 at 4:54 pm 3,277 15 Comments

Officers from the Arlington County Police Department’s Third District will be participating in National Night Out tonight (Tuesday).

National Night Out is described as “an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in our fight for a safer nation.” Locally, the Third District — which includes most of southwestern Arlington County — will be participating in four National Night Out events.

The times and locations listed for the events are:

  • Fort Henry Gardens (2470 S. Lowell Street) — 12:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Barcroft Community House (800 S. Buchanan Street) — 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Park Glen Condos (824 South Arlington Mill Drive) — 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Douglas Park (1718 S. Quincy Street) — 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The Barcroft neighborhood website says its National Night Out event will include an ice cream social, along with appearances from state Sen. Barbara Favola and members of the police department. The time listed for the event on the neighborhood website is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said the events are intended to help the department build relationships in neighborhoods.

“National Night Out is about building long-standing relationships within the community and developing a sense of trust with one another… so when crimes like the one today occur, there’s full cooperation between neighbors and the police,” said Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck, referencing the two suspicious deaths that are currently being investigated in the Hall’s Hill neighborhood.

  • internet tourettes

    But will they get out of their cars? Will they just be checking for expired inspection stickers?

  • NoVapologist

    Nothing makes me feel safer than a night of ice cream with Barbara Favola.

  • Rick

    Why does “National Night Out” end before sunset?

    • Andy

      Sunset last night was at 8:12 PM. But, complete darkness (astronomical twilight) did not occur until 9:54 PM. Civil twilight, the time at which you must have your headlights on if you are driving, according to local laws in many jurisdictions (not sure about Arlington), was at 8:41 PM.

  • Gnarlington

    Ewwwww, all SOUTH Arlington???

  • JimPB

    Folks of the community, come to build a relationship with the ACPD and, by the way, thanks for bringing your vehicle for convenient checking for a current sticker so we can ticket you if it’s not current.

    All violations of law are not equal in import.

    What are the most important law violations generally?

    What are the most important law violations to the residents of the designated areas?

    Nice gesture, ACPD. What’s the relationship building follow through?

  • HayDiosMio

    awesome.. now all us commenters can go show up and tell the popo in their face how they need to patrol more and the tickets on the ramps and the quota stuff and all the other bla bla bla that’s posted here while everyone licks a cone.

    should go great.

    • Yes again

      It wouldn’t matter because the police chief reports to the county government and I don’t see them taking any action anytime soon. Do you remember what they did when the quota letter leaked? Nope, because they didn’t even comment on it let alone take any action.

      • G Clifford Prout (now moderated for extra purity)

        For the last and final time. They’re not quotas. They’re “proactivity expectations.” There is a difference you know! They told us so.

  • Former John

    ACPD already built a relationship with me alright! Maybe I should stop by and say hello.

  • CommonCents

    Oh no.. the most negative, snide, sarcastic sect of Arlingtonians (aka ArlNow bloggers) won’t be there to partake in the festivities? Who will be there to bring down the mood and spread distrust? Stay home and whine on on a blog, no one cares if you show up or not… you’re letting you’re own feelings of self-importance and entitlement cloud the issue: It’s an event, stay home if you want, or go if you want. I’m not sure why every story on here has to degenerate into bashing public safety.

    • NIMBY The Chicken

      I wasn’t invited to one! Police only come to 22207 for marymount house parties and speed traps on glebe road…

  • CommonCents

    “Wah Wah… I wasn’t invited.” My understanding is that the neighborhoods organize the events and then invite the police to join– that’s the idea, for the citizens to “take back the streets,” as I understand it. So maybe you should get off the computer, meet your neighbors, and organize it yourself instead of just waiting for everyone else to do something for you (the entitled liberal way I suppose). You might find at your event that your neighbors with children enjoy the speed enforcement and sleeping at night without the debauchery.

    • NIMBY The Chicken

      Do you not get sarcasm, or was no one left to yell at from your porch? And I do a lot for me, I carry, vote republican, and haven’t had a crime problem in my neighborhood yet.

    • Chimichanga

      ha. trolled.


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