Reading Police planning National Night Out event August 3rd on Penn Street

The Reading Police Department is planning to join law enforcement organizations across the Country in celebrating National Night Out on August 3, 2021, with a block party on the 500 block of Penn Street from 5-8pm.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

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“Officers within the Reading Police Department take their duties of protecting our City, keeping the community safe and improving our neighborhoods very seriously” said the Mayor of Reading, Eddie Moran.

“Multiple social media pages have shown officers engaging positively with our community, whether in a basketball game, showing their gear and patrol cars to kids, or delivering goods to elderly residents.”

The downtown event will host local food, music, ice cream, car seat safety check, an open fire hydrant, and a dunk tank.

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“National Night Out is all about community, our people, and the place we call home. Our mission is clear – people come first; humanity comes first. We invite everyone to join us in our big backyard downtown like we often do in a block party or on a Sunday family BBQ because that is what we are a big family. We all are the City of Reading.” said Moran.

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