CEO to tour Night Out sites

8/1/2014, 7:28 a.m.

DeKalb interim CEO Lee May and county commissioners will tour a multitude of locations countywide on Aug. 5 to promote crime prevention initiatives on National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime.”

The annual grassroots effort promotes involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, and neighborhood camaraderie. It also sends a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Programs include neighborhood watch groups, law enforcement agencies, state and regional crime prevention associations, and business and civic groups devoted to safer communities.

Retailer Target is the national sponsor for National Night Out. Activities will take place at the Target Northlake store at 4241 LaVista Road from 5 to 8 p.m.

The Fire Safety House will teach kids how to crawl low under smoke, and there will be giveaways and demonstrations from Target and various DeKalb departments. The DeKalb Police Department will showcase SWAT response units, new police vehicles and the latest crime prevention technology.