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Keeping neighborhoods safe - prepare for G.A.I.N. Night
Posted Date: 9/3/2013
Tanya Chavez, Community Outreach/Marketing Coordinator
Tempe Neighborhood Services
(480) 858-2215 (office)
(480) 250-5181 (cell)

Molly Enright, Community Affairs/PIO
Tempe Police Department
(480) 858-6148

TEMPE, Ariz. – Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods (G.A.I.N.) is an annual event designed to unite neighbors and help create safer neighborhoods. Join your elected officials, Neighborhood Services staff and Police employees at the G.A.I.N. Kick-Off event, courtesy of sponsorship from Tempe Target. Residents throughout the city of Tempe are encouraged to gather together in their respective neighborhoods to promote safety and communication, and celebrate the successes of crime prevention through community involvement.

G.A.I.N. Organizational Kick-Off Meeting
Monday, Sept. 9 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Tempe History Museum Community Room, 809 E. Southern Avenue.

*Learn how to host a successful G.A.I.N. party.
*Neighborhood Services and Police staff available to provide information and answer questions.
*Valuable crime prevention tips and information on forming a Block Watch
*Raffle prizes from our event sponsors and opportunities to win vehicle and staff visits from the Fire, Police, and Public Works Departments. (Residents must be present to win)

Getting to know your neighbor is an important step towards preventing crime. Those who know and care about each other are aware of work and travel schedules, and can watch each other’s homes. Neighbors who enjoy good relationships are more comfortable reporting crime and suspicious activity to the police, and are more likely to work together to keep a great quality of life in their neighborhood.

“The ‘getting involved’ part of GAIN is the key,” said Tempe Police Patrol Commander Dave Humble, “We remain truly committed to partnering with the community under the leadership of Chief Ryff. Tempe residents are great about rolling up sleeves and helping out in their neighborhoods, getting to know the people next door, and taking a leadership role. Our Mayor, City Council and staff from all City Departments look forward to GAIN Night and another year of working together to keep Tempe safe.”

This year, G.A.I.N. Night is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Last year, Tempe residents hosted nearly 100 G.A.I.N. parties, and approximately 4,000 people attended.
For more information about G.A.I.N. or to register your event, please visit or call 480-350-8234.