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Tag: Safe Streets


Interested in law enforcement as a career? Learn more tonight in Tacoma

A Safe Streets program is hosting an event this evening for teenagers and young adults considering a job in law enforcement.

The “Get to Know the 5-0″ event begins at 5 p.m. at the Goodwill Milgard Work Opportunity Center, 714 S. 27th St., in Tacoma. It’s sponsored by the Safe Streets’ Youth Leading Change program.

The event is open to people 16 to 24 years old. There will be workshops and a panel discussion featuring representatives from several law enforcement agencies. They will describe their job responsibilities and give career preparation advice.

Among the participating agencies: the Drug Enforcement Administration,

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Safe Streets honors superstars in the community

Safe Streets held its annual Superstar Celebration this morning. The non-profit organization recognized a neighborhood group that’s worked to fight crime and three individuals who’ve helped to improve community safety.

Congressman Norm Dicks also was given the Director’s Award for his years of service to Pierce County and his support of the non-profit organization.

Here’s a little more from Safe Streets about this year’s Superstars:

Congressman Norm Dicks (Director’s Award)

Representative Norm Dicks Congressman Dicks has been a staunch supporter of Safe Streets since its founding in 1989. He has been a major proponent of Pierce County’s regional gang prevention

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South Sounders prepare for National Night Out activities

Hundreds of South Sound residents will spend the evening outside Tuesday, chatting with neighbors and munching on goodies as part of National Night Out.

The 27th annual event is aimed at enhancing public awareness of crime and gives neighbors a chance to get to know one another. This year, nearly 110 neighborhoods and organizations in Pierce County have registered parties with Safe Streets.

Among them:

* The Pierce County Blue Light Coalition will sponsor an event at the Parkland coffee shop where four Lakewood police officers were killed Nov. 29. The activities begin at 5 p.m. at Forza, 11401

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Residents to march against crime on Pacific Ave., in Tacoma neighborhoods

Residents from more than two dozen neighborhood, youth and business groups will stand up to crime during a march Friday evening.

The semiannual “March Against Crime” kicks off with a rally at 5 p.m. at 64th Street and Pacific Avenue. Participants from 28 Safe Streets groups will then walk along Pacific Avenue and demonstrate on street corners primarily in the South End and East Side.

Several Tacoma police officials and local politicians are expected to be at the rally. Participants are invited to a spaghetti dinner fundraiser after the march. The dinner is from 7 to 8:45 p.m. at Gloria’s

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Gang-free event Thursday night at Tacoma middle school

Safe Streets will host a gang summit Thursday night at Baker Middle School in Tacoma.

The event is focused on providing parents in the neighborhood with information about how to prevent their children from joining a gang or becoming involved in the lifestyle.

The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. in the school cafeteria, 8320 S. I St. Earlier in the day, students at Baker will attend gang prevention assemblies, Safe Streets reports.