National Night Out (NNO) is an annual event on the first Tuesday of every August. It is a citywide celebration that includes all segments of the community to “Give Drugs & Crime A Going Away Party!” This will continue to build stronger and healthier neighborhoods with the quality of life that everyone desires and deserves. NNO also helps build partnerships and trust between police and our community members.
Although NNO is a one day/night of the year event, neighbors repeatedly report that the neighbors they meet that day help to build stronger neighborhoods throughout the year. The relationships enable them to stay connected to one another, and help to encourage dialogue between each other so if they see or hear activities, they inform each other.
Last year’s NNO involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, businesses, and neighborhood organizations. National Night Out now involves over 37.8 million people and 16,124 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.
National Night Out is designed to:
- Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
- Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs;
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
- Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized.
This year, we have 11 subdivisions participating
! If your subdivisions did not organize an event, you may join in the Old Town celebration at Fritz Park.
For more information email Officer Suzanne Glass
or call (512) 759-5984.