WICHITA, Kansas – Wichita is gearing up for a citywide celebration on October 1.
That’s the day of the annual Celebrate Safe Communities event to kick off Crime Prevention Month.
Each year, the police department asks citizens to get to know their neighbors by holding block parties, cookouts or neighborhood cleanups.
“Once you get out there and talk, you become aware of what’s going on,” said Deputy Chief Nelson Mosley, Wichita Police Department. “It’s also an opportunity for our citizens, once you get to know each other, to look for one another, to get to know each other on a first name basis.”
Last year, there were more than 100 Celebrate Safe Communities parties in the Wichita area.
The police department would like you to register your party by September 25. That way, if any officers are free that night, they can stop by your party and introduce themselves.
You can register online at Wichita.gov or by calling (316) 268-4165.