It is our position that National Night Out is an opportunity for communities in the area to come together to promote the benefits of police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie in the prevention of drug activity and crime. Various local events will be taking place on Tuesday evening, Aug. 6. This year marks the 30th anniversary of National Night Out with the theme, “Lights On Means Lights Out for Crime. Residents are encouraged to turn on the lights at their homes as a properly lit residence is a major deterrent to criminal and drug activity.
National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and involves more than 37 million people and 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. NATW is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and promotion of various crime prevention programs including neighborhood watch groups, law enforcement agencies, state and regional crime prevention associations, businesses, civic groups, and individuals devoted to safer communities. Police and neighborhoods that work together in the prevention of crime send a strong message to would-be offenders.
For a list of activities in your city, check the websites of your local police department or visit www.natw.org.