Neighbors looking to build connections and camaraderie, or perhaps form a Neighborhood Block Watch, are invited to register for G.A.I.N. Day, set for Saturday, Oct. 15.

G.A.I.N. (Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods) is a day for local residents to join forces and promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity. G.A.I.N. showcases the importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in the fight for a safer Arizona.

Pre-register your neighborhood for a G.A.I.N. Day event by Sept. 26 to receive a crime prevention tote. Totes can be picked up during the G.A.I.N. Kick-Off Event, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at Metrocenter Mall, 28th and Dunlap avenues. At the event, there will be a free Shred-A-Thon (maximum five bankers boxes), McGruff the Crime Dog, freebies, and neighborhood and local resources.

To register for G.A.I.N. Day, visit, or send an e-mail to 
to receive a copy of the registration form, which can be faxed or mailed back.



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