Media Advisory                                              

For Immediate Release
July 29, 2005
Contact: Catherine Dokey
Public Information Officer
(850) 651-7420 

National Night Out

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is teaming up with the Front Porch Initiative in Sylvania Heights for National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2nd. 

The national event will start around 4 pm on Cypress Street in Fort Walton Beach and it is to commemorate Neighborhood Watch and to help fight crime in our neighborhoods.  It is a way for neighborhoods to heighten awareness among citizens, law enforcement agencies, community groups, and local businesses about crime, drug and violence prevention.  The Front Porch Initiative and the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office are inviting everyone to be involved in making National Night Out a success. 

If anyone is interested in participating please contact Kathleen Larney, Crime Prevention Specialist at (850) 609-2005 or Ashley Barrineau , Community Relations Coordinator at (850) 651-7153.  Those who participate can set up booths. 

Cypress Street will be closed to through traffic.