Topeka Safe Streets ranked 5th for best National Night Out

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Topeka neighborhoods hold for first National Night Out meeting of year

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Safe Streets announced Thursday it’s now ranked 5th in the country for best National Night Out events.

National Night Out is a program of Safe Streets involving the community and law enforcement agencies with cookouts, pool parties and more.

Program Coordinator Judy Wilson said with over 38 million people and 145 cities participating throughout the country, the categories are broken down according to population:

  • Category 1 – 300,000 and over
  • Category 2 – 100,000 to 300,000
  • Category 3 – 50,000 to 100,000
  • Category 4 – 15,000 to 50,000
  • Category 5 – 5,000 to 15,000
  • Category 6 – less than 5,000

Topeka/Shawnee County is in Category 2.

The first planning meeting of next year’s National Night Out will be April 15, 2020 at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library.

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