“Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods”

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A message from the Tucson Police:

G.A.I.N. has been scheduled this year for Wednesday, October 17th, 2018.

G.A.I.N. What is it? G.A.I.N. stands for Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods.

G.A.I.N. is Arizona’s answer to National Night Out, which is held in August. Because of the soaring 105+ temperatures in August, communities statewide decided to observe National Night Out in October and call it G.A.I.N. The Success of G.A.I.N. Depends on You! G.A.I.N. is a day of celebration for the successes of crime prevention through community involvement. Block Watches, apartment complexes, schools, neighborhood groups, parks, businesses, etc. across Arizona participate in events to: • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness. • Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts. • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships. • Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Participating neighborhoods nationwide are asked to turn on outside lights, lock their doors and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. Neighborhoods will be hosting a variety of events ranging from small potlucks and BBQ’s to large block parties. Some additional event ideas include, but are not limited to, ice cream socials, disaster preparedness, games, contests, discussing neighborhood issues or setting neighborhood goals, food or clothing donations, plan a clean-up day, beautify a common area, discuss or plan a Neighborhood Watch Program. It’s up to you — be creative, have fun and CELEBRATE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!

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