Hispanic National Night Out in Tulsa
Friday, August 6th 2004, 5:51 am
By: News On 6
The Citizens Crime Commission and Tulsa Police hope crime prevention is on the minds of many people. That thought comes after a big national night out party.
Several hundred people took part in the fun at McClure Park Thursday night. Itâ€™s a chance for them to learn more about crime prevention, neighborhood watch programs, and services available to help them fight crime.
National Night Out is also a chance for neighbors to get to know each other and police. This year, the Crime Commission worked to focus attention to serving Tulsa's growing Hispanic population.
Tulsa resident Francisco Berales: â€œI think it's a pretty good deal you know that to make a better relationship between the law and the Spanish community."
As many as 70,000 Hispanics live in Tulsa. But the Tulsa Police Department has only about a dozen registered Spanish interpreters.
Efforts are ongoing to recruit more bilingual police officers.