“America’s Night Out Against Crime” to feature Fire and Police demonstrations, 

children’s activities and games, and more.

SOMERVILLE – Join the City of Somerville for the 13th annual National Night Out Against Crime and Drugs on Tuesday, August 2, hosted by Somerville Cares About Prevention (SCAP) in partnership with the Somerville Police Department, Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, and the Somerville Office of Prevention (SOP).

Somerville’s celebration of National Night Out will take place at Foss Park, on August 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. at The event will include Fire and Police Department demonstrations, a presentation from the Massachusetts State Police K-9 unit, live performances by the Somerville Sunsetters, Mission Church of Christ, Teen Empowerment, and the Red Tiger Academy of Martial Arts, youth activities and games, raffle prizes, and information tables from over 30 neighborhood agencies.
“The Somerville Police Department looks forward to National Night Out every year and views this great event as another opportunity to work collaboratively with the community and engage with the community we are so honored to serve,” said Somerville Police Chief David Fallon.
This year’s event will have a special focus on prevention of prescription misuse and overdose prevention. As part of the event, the Somerville Police will be accepting unused or unwanted prescription medications. Please clean out your medicine cabinet and drop off your unused prescriptions at the Police Table near the fire engines at the event. 
“This event is a great way for youth and residents to take a stand against crime and drugs and show that Somerville is a safe community to live, work, play, and raise a family,” said SOP Director Cory Mashburn. “The support from the City of Somerville, Target Inc., Somerville Police and Fire Departments, the Somerville Health and Human Service Department, Cataldo Ambulance Service, and local agencies and businesses allow for SCAP to organize an event that unites and strengthens the community.”
For more information or to become involved with strategies to reduce substance abuse, please contact Cory Mashburn, SOP Director, at (617) 625-6600 x2570 or


Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Betsy Allen, at 617-625- 6600 x2323 or


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