Cam­bridge PD hosts National Night Out

Dorchester Star - - Front Page - By VIC­TO­RIA WIN­GATE vwingate@ches­pub.com

CAM­BRIDGE — The com­mu­nity gath­ered at the Dorch­ester County Pool in Cam­bridge on Tues­day, Aug. 2, to en­joy a fun-filled, sum­mer evening with the Cam­bridge Po­lice Depart­ment for the 33rd an­nual National Night Out.

Hun­dreds of kids and adults turned out to the luau-themed event for food, mu­sic, give­aways and a chance to in­ter­act with the lo­cal po­lice in a fun set­ting.

“What I’m most ex­cited about is see­ing the kids hav­ing a good time,” said Cam­bridge Po­lice Chief Dan Dvo­rak. “It’s good to be the host of the party. I en­joy any op­por­tu­nity to be more than just the po­lice chief for them.”

Dvo­rak said the depart­ment de­cided to dress a lit­tle more ca­su­ally this year, trad­ing their uni­forms for bright blue shir ts with the National Night Out logo and leis to go with the theme.

Mayor Vic­to­ria Jack­son-Stan­ley brought her whole fam­ily out to sup­port the event and en­joy the pool.

“National Night Out has been part of our com­mu­nity for sev­eral years now,” Jack­son-Stan­ley said. “It’s a good time for the chil­dren to see po­lice in a dif­fer­ent light, a good com­mu­nity build­ing event. I like see­ing the kids have a good time.”

Ward 3 City Com­mis­sioner La-Shon Foster said the event brings the com­mu­nity to­gether to have a fun, re­lax­ing time be­fore head­ing back to school.

National Night Out is de­signed to heighten aware­ness of crime and drug pre­ven­tion, gen­er­ate sup­port for lo­cal anti-crime ef­forts, strengthen neigh­bor­hood spirit and po­lice-com­mu­nity part­ner­ships and send a mes­sage to crim­i­nals let­ting them know neigh­bor­hoods are or­ga­nized and fight­ing back.

PHOTO BY VIC­TO­RIA WIN­GATE

A young­ster does a flip off the div­ing board on Tues­day, Aug. 2, at National Night Out in Cam­bridge.

Com­mu­nity res­i­dents spent the evening of Tues­day, Aug. 2, cel­e­brat­ing National Night Out with the Cam­bridge Po­lice Depart­ment at the Dorch­ester County Pool.

PHO­TOS BY VIC­TO­RIA WIN­GATE

Com­mu­nity res­i­dents spent the evening of Tues­day, Aug. 2, cel­e­brat­ing National Night Out with the Cam­bridge Po­lice Depart­ment at the Dorch­ester County Pool.

Com­mu­nity res­i­dents spent the evening of Tues­day, Aug. 2, cel­e­brat­ing National Night Out with the Cam­bridge Po­lice Depart­ment at the Dorch­ester County Pool.

Com­mu­nity res­i­dents spent the evening of Tues­day, Aug. 2, cel­e­brat­ing National Night Out with the Cam­bridge Po­lice Depart­ment at the Dorch­ester County Pool.

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