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Hinds County Sheriff's Department celebrates Safe Communities Month

We will organize block parties in rural Hinds County, as well as in Jackson, MS.

Start Date: October 1, 2008
City, State: Hinds County, MS
Intended audience(s):
Business owners, Children, College or university student, staff, or faculty, Community volunteers, Homeowner or neighborhood associations, K-12 school faculty or administrators, Local elected officials, Local government agency officials (other than public safety), Local news media, Members of civic organizations, Military service members and their families, Parents, Representatives of public safety agencies besides law enforcement (fire, emergency services, emergency planning/management), Senior citizens, Teens, Watch groups (Block, Neighborhood, Business), Youth-serving organizations (B&G Clubs, YMCA, etc.)

Rural  Hinds County will celebrate Safe Communities Month on October 19, 2010, by sponsoring  approximately 25-30 block parties. They will range from fish fries with all the fixins to dessert parties, parades, hamburger cookouts and more.  Neighbors will socialize outside, showing criminals that they will not give in and stay locked in their homes.  This is an excellent time to meet new neighbors, get familiar with who belongs in the neighborhood.  Hopefully, they will be able to put a face with a name with a house and perhaps even a vehicle!  Each gathering will have a uniformed deputy in attendance. The deputy will join in the activities, make note of specific concerns in the neighborhood.