National Night Out

The annual National Night Out (NNO), a unique crime/drug prevention event is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW).

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
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back
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Along with the traditional display of outdoor lights and front porch vigils, cities, towns and neighborhoods "celebrate" NNO with a variety of events and activities such as:
  • Block parties
  • Cookouts
  • Visits from local police and sheriff departments
  • Parades
  • Exhibits
  • Flashlight walks
  • Contests
  • Youth programs
National Night Out has proven to be an effective, inexpensive, and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in our fight for a safer nation. Plus, the benefits your community will derive from NNO will most certainly extend well beyond the one night.

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