Juneau neighborhoods invited to participate in National Night Out against Crime

    Juneau Police are celebrating with the community again. National Night Out against Crime is Tuesday night. Chief Bryce Johnson says it's a way the community can contribute to a positive bond with officers.

    Juneau Police are celebrating with the community again. National Night Out against Crime is Tuesday night.

    Chief Bryce Johnson says it's a way the community can contribute to a positive bond with officers. He sounds discouraged as he mentions only two people came to a recent "Coffee with a Cop" event, and encourages more participation. He also requests that citizens be patient with forthcoming information on cases. He points to a traffic stop where people on social media accused the police in Juneau of overreacting:

    The chief also added another way to become involved is to join the force. He says they are hiring.

    “America’s Night Out Against Crime” is Tuesday, August 2nd,  from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM. While the traditional “lights on” and front porch vigils remain a part of NNO, activities have expanded considerably over the years.

    Juneau Police hope citizens will coordinate block parties, cookouts, and neighborhood walks.

    JPD is coordinating with Capital City Fire Rescue personnel, and other first responders to visit various block parties and cookouts throughout the community.

    Juneau Police encourage anyone interested in hosting such an event in their neighborhood to register as a Block Captain.

    For additional information, contact JPD Community Services Officer Jennifer Adams at 586-0600. You can also fill out a form at the Juneau Police Department or register online.

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