Jun 30, 2010 6:58 PM by Greg Boyce

National Night Out

Pueblo law enforcement agencies are once again hoping to make neighborhoods safer with National Night Out.

Last year's National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities from all 50 states. In all, over 36 million people participated in National Night Out 2009.  This year, The Pueblo Police Department, the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office and Target Corporation are teaming up to promote safety in our neighborhoods in the city and county of Pueblo.

National Night Out is designed 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

In Pueblo city and county, interested residents are urged to contact their law enforcement offices and discuss plans for holding a Neighborhood Watch meeting. Whether there is an existing group or citizens want to form one, law enforcement will assist them with organizing their event.
Target proudly partners with communities to support NNO by attending events, providing volunteers, awarding grants and donating giveaways. The local Target store and distribution center in Pueblo have been part of the planning from the beginning, offering their support and expertise as part of Target's strong support of this community effort.

Although National Night Out is often held on just one night, the interest in the city and county of Pueblo for Neighborhood Watch makes the need for events to be held ‘All Week Long'. Beginning on Saturday, July 31st and running until Saturday, August 7th, any group interested in having a meeting, potluck, block party, etc. is urged to call your local law enforcement and arrange to have an officer/deputy attend.

In the County, please contact Deputy Laurie Kilpatrick at 583-6125. In the City, please contact Detective Pat Heine at 553-2519 or



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