National Night Out
This annual event is held in August. This event encourages residents to lock their doors, turn on the outside lights, and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. The Crime Prevention Committee of the Chamber and the Hastings Police Department hosts a FREE BBQ and visits with police, various community organizations, and other activities at a local park. This is a free community event.
National Night Out is designed to:
- Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
- Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships
- Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.