CHARLES COUNTY, Md. – Attention Charles County residents: On Tuesday, August 2, 2022, neighborhoods throughout Charles County are invited to team up with thousands of communities across the country for the 38th Annual National Night Out (NNO). Sheriff Troy Berry and members of the CCSO will join residents to celebrate and promote police and community partnerships as well as neighborhood camaraderie. Representatives from Charles County Crime Solvers, Explorers Post #1658 and even McGruff the Crime Dog and McGruff’s nephew Scruff will be out to meet residents.
Registration forms are available on the CCSO’s website. In order to be officially recognized as participating in National Night Out, neighborhoods must register with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. To register your neighborhood to participate, find out if your neighborhood is participating, or to make a donation to NNO, contact Community Organizer Gus Proctor at email@example.com or 301-932-3080.
The National Association of Town Watch (NATW) launched National Night Out in 1984. According to the website, NATW.org, “National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.”
Neighborhoods across Charles County will host block parties with food, games, music, and other activities. Many residents will light their porch lights to demonstrate their support for NNO. “National Night Out is truly an event that we look forward to every single year,” said Sheriff Berry. “Having the opportunity to engage with citizens and neighborhoods is the best part of the job. When we spend time together and get to know each other, we find that we all have the same goal: to keep our communities safe.”
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) in 2001 and has since earned the highest rating of Excellence. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit www.ccso.us.
Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app, which can be found in the Android Store and Apple store by searching P3tips. For more information about the P3 program, click on this link: www.p3intel.com.