At 7pm this evening people across the country will be turning on their front porch lights in an act of solidarity to combat crime.
It’s a well known fact that households that keep their front porch lights on throughout the night help to curb crime. Dark streets tend to attract bad elements. By joining together and lighting up Buffalo neighborhoods, you will be doing something great for your community and your city.
Don’t forget to replace your lightbulbs and fix your broken lights.
Residents are also asked to spend some quality time on their porches this evening. Creating a vibrant presence adds eyes activity to the street, thus dissuading criminals from conducting illicit activities.
If you see something suspicious, don’t hesitate to call 311 (non-emergency) or 911 (emergency) to make the City aware of the issue.
It is anticipated that over 37 million people in 16,124 communities will participate in America’s National Night Out Against Crime this evening.
To add to the crime preventative movement, there is a community safety meeting taking place on Wednesday to discuss further ways to protect our neighborhoods from crime. Advocate for stronger police presence, learn about the 311 call line and CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) principles, or suggest ways that neighbors can help to curb potential crime.
Community Safety Meeting
Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
Women & Children’s Hospital Auditorium
219 Bryant Street