The Sheriff's Office will sponsor National Night Out events next week in Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon and on Stock Island. All of the events will feature food, refreshments, and a great chance to meet your neighbors, members of the Sheriff’s Office from a wide variety of divisions, departments and special teams and many others who are involved in the field of public safety here in the Florida Keys.
The goal of National Night Out is to bring the community together to discuss how we can all make our neighborhoods safer and more secure in the future. The Sheriff's Office will have extensive Crime Prevention information to share at the event. Community members will learn how to heighten their crime and drug prevention awareness. The Sheriff’s Office hopes to generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. Everyone participating will send a message to criminals letting them know that Monroe County neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime.
“This yearly event is an important one for agency. We get the opportunity to meet the people we are charged with serving and protecting,” said Sheriff Bob Peryam. “National Night Out is a lot of fun for us, and for those who attend. I hope everyone will take this opportunity to meet their neighbors, learn about Crime Prevention and meet the deputies who are out there patrolling our community and keeping it safe,” he said.
The Key Largo event will be Tuesday, August 2nd from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Murray Nelson Government Center, bayside 102mm of Highway U.S. One. Captain Don Fanelli and Lieutenant Nancy Alvarez want to invite the entire community to attend their free event. Members of the Sheriff’s Office will be on hand, along with others from the public safety community; there will be food, refreshments and lots of fun.
The Islamorada event will be held at Founder’s Park Tuesday, August 2nd from 6 to 8 p.m. Captain Corey Bryan and Lt. Mitch Horn invite everyone to join them and have some fun. Visit with members of the Sheriff’s Office, Islamorada Fire/Rescue and enjoy free food, music and refreshments.
The Lower Keys Sheriff’s Office will hold a National Night Out event on Stock Island, at Bernstein Park, Tuesday, August 2nd from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. This event will feature a special appearance by Farmer Jeanne Selander and a selection of animals from the Sheriff’s Office Animal Farm. The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Highway Patrol, Border Patrol, Monroe County Fire Rescue, Key West Fire Department, Key West Police, U.S. Navy and many others will also be there.
The Marathon event will be held on Wednesday, August 3rd from 6 to 8 p.m. at Marathon Community Park. There will be free food and refreshments, and residents will be able to visit with members of the Sheriff’s Office, Marathon Fire/Rescue, the U.S. Coast Guard and many others in the field of public safety.