Maricopa Police Department is ready for its eighth annual statewide event, G.A.I.N. – Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods.
This event gives people throughout Maricopa a chance to get involved with the community in terms of networking with neighborhood watch programs, local police and fellow neighbors.
“The purpose is to get acquainted in your neighborhood,” said MPD Public Affairs Specialist Ricardo Alvarado. “It’s a big thing for us because it gives us a force multiplier to have neighbors and neighborhoods participating in this event.”
The event emphasizes that more connections in the community mean more surveillance for any suspicious activity. Alvarado expressed that this kind of vigilance is incredibly helpful to police in keeping Maricopa safe.
Block parties can expect to have many visitors from city government workers, to emergency services. In past years, HOA-sponsored events with local law enforcement have included cook-outs, sports competitions and even petting zoos.
This year, G.A.I.N. will take place on Oct. 26 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. To parties interested in participating, the Police Department encourages all to fill out a registration form.
Registration information can be found on any of MPD’s social media pages as well as physical forms available at the main police station located next to City Hall or the substation located in front of Copper Sky Recreation Complex.