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Come on and enjoy a fantastic day at Metrocenter on Saturday, October 5th from 10am-1pm (inside by Sears) for the 2013 G.A.I.N. kick-off event. You don’t want to miss the biggest crime prevention event of the year!
Phoenix Police Department along with Metro Center Mall has created a special event to offer neighborhood groups, block watches, and members of the public opportunities to learn about programs and resources available to them. Precinct Program Officers, Community Action Officers, Phoenix Police’s Special Assignment Unit, along with a variety of city departments and local businesses will be on hand to answer questions and offer suggestions for creating successful G.A.I.N. events throughout the city.Other elements of the event include raffles, (one of which is a fly along with the Phoenix Police Air Unit), representatives from the Mayor’s Office, City Council, McGruff the Crime Dog, and the EZ Child Identification System to offer fingerprinting of children and seniors. Neighborhood groups and block watches are encouraged to register prior to October 2nd, 2013, in order to receive a “Crime Prevention” bag filled with prizes to take with them to their neighborhood G.A.I.N. event. G.A.I.N. is Saturday, October 19th, 2013!
G.A.I.N. stands for Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods. G.A.I.N. is Arizona's answer to National Night Out (NNO) which is held in August. Because of the soaring temperatures in August, communities statewide decided to observe NNO in October and call it G.A.I.N. This is a great complement to National Crime Prevention month!
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 Phoenix participate in events to:
- Show support for the efforts of those involved in the fight against crime
- Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
- Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships
- Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back
G.A.I.N. is also a day for the police to show their appreciation for those in the community that support our efforts in the day to day fight against crime. It's not too early to start thinking of ways you can help make G.A.I.N. a successful event.
For more information call (602)495-0597, e-mail Officer Deb Iodice at firstname.lastname@example.org