DuPage Sheriff one of many to enjoy a 'Night Out'

Published: Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 9:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 9:32 a.m. CDT

Members of law enforcement and fire departments will be participating in a night of community fun across the county, including those from the DuPage County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office will celebrate the 30th annual National Night Out alongside the Oakbrook Terrace Park District on Aug. 6, according to a new release from the sheriff's office. A bounce house, games and a movie showing will also be part of the event.

Other deputies will visit neighborhoods in Hinsdale, Naperville, West Chicago, Warrenville and Itasca in a customized vehicle or squad car to meet with residents, according to the release.

National Night Out began in 1984 as an effort to "Promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals," according to the National Association of Town Watch's web site. More than 15,700 communities in all 50 states are expected to participate in the event, according to the release.

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