The University Record, July 19, 1993

U-M gears up for National Night Out Aug. 3

National Night Out, a nationwide campaign against crime and drugs, will be celebrated locally beginning at 5 p.m. Aug. 3 on the North Campus Diag.

Festivities will begin with a volleyball tournament, followed by refreshments and entertainment. Emergency vehicles will be on hand for children to explore. Information booths about health and safety also will be available.

Local National Night Out observances are being sponsored by the Department of Public Safety, North Campus Family Housing and North Campus Commons.

“We have joined the National Night Out campaign because we believe in the importance of positive police-community relations on college campuses,” says Lt. Vernon Baisden, head of DPS’s Community Relations and Special Programs Unit.

The U-M is the largest and the only Big Ten university to participate in National Night Out this year. Last year the U-M received an award from the National Association of Town Watch for its participation in the event.