August 11, 2015

Multnomah County Department of Community Justice (DCJ) staff were excited to participate in National Night Out again this year, joining the local public safety community, neighbors, and elected leaders to display their dedication to safer, more connected communities. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes partnership and camaraderie between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve.

DCJ Staff at Peninsula Park
POs Irish and Casey at Peninsula Park

Celebrations included live music and performances, food, booths from community organizations, animals, and much more. Probation/Parole Officers met exotic animals at the Oregon Zoo ZAP program’s booth at Peninsula Park, staffed a booth at Lovejoy Fountain Park, and joined neighborhood barbecues across the county. Additionally, DCJ staff from across the department handed out bubbles, glow sticks and safety stickers/badges to children of all ages at McCoy Park, Holladay Park, the Rosewood Initiative, Old Town, Fairview Community Park, and Butler Creek Park. They shared information about volunteer opportunities across the department and the important role DCJ plays in positive change for community safety.

Thanks to all DCJ staff for your willingness to participate in this great community event!

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