To honor its commitment to the safety of residents, Glen Cove is hosting its 10th annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will take place on Bridge Street in downtown in front of the Glen Cove Police Department.
Mayor Reggie Spinello and Police Chief William Whitton invite all residents to participate in a fun and educational event to support the safety of the community. This year’s National Night Out special honoree will be Arlene O’Dell, the recently retired executive director of the Glen Cove Youth Bureau. She was selected for her passionate commitment to the National Night Out program for 10 years and for her selfless commitment to the growth and development of the city’s children and providing support for their families.
National Night Out will include free tours of the Glen Cove Police Department, TASER and police equipment demonstrations by officers, Operation Safe Child ID badges for kids and many other exciting activities. In addition, there will be free refreshments, music and information booths to make for a great night of family fun.
Local government officials, police officers, first responders and community leaders are all eager to participate in this event.
“National Night Out is an outstanding program that provides our residents with an opportunity to build relationships with Glen Cove’s law enforcement officers and learn about the many programs and services offered by the city and community groups,” said Spinello.
“This is the most important event the Glen Cove Police Department and Police Benevolent Association (PBA) supports each year as it underscores the critical relationship of our police officers with the Glen Cove community,” said Whitton. “Safety and neighborhood unity all stem from the strength of a strong relationship between our department and the community we serve and protect.”
The event is sponsored by the Glen Cove Police Department, PBA, Youth Bureau, Volunteer Fire Department, EMS, The Housing Authority, the Downtown B.I.D. and local businesses and organizations. With community support and participation, National Night Out is an outstanding way to increase crime and drug prevention awareness, support local anti-crime efforts and further solidify the already strong ties between the Glen Cove community and its hardworking police department.