Communities throughout southeast Wisconsin to celebrate National Night Out

MILWAUKEE -- Building relationships between the community and police. That's the idea behind National Night Out -- happening here in Milwaukee and across the country Tuesday, August 2nd.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. In partnership with law enforcement agencies and community groups, Milwaukee County is hosting numerous events at County parks.

“These National Night Out events bring neighbors together with local law enforcement in a positive environment to build a true sense of community,” said Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele. “These events are another way that Milwaukee County can help strengthen communities by preventing crime and making our neighborhoods stronger.”

Between August 1st and August 17th, events are scheduled at Wedgewood, Hales Corners, Kosciuszko, Lincoln, and Kops parks. In addition, fireworks on the Oak Creek Parkway will follow a South Milwaukee event being held at the South Milwaukee Police Department building.

Below is the schedule of National Night Out Events at Milwaukee County Parks:

Tuesday, Aug. 2

    Thursday, Aug. 4

      Wednesday, Aug. 17