Neighbors are invited to join together in Washington Square to meet our Downtown Precinct Officers, civic leaders and McGruff the Crime Dog as we support them in our quest for a safer community at the annual National Night Out event.
National Night Out is on Tuesday, August 4. The Downtown Neighborhood Association's official gathering will be held in Washington Square from 5 - 7 p.m. We'll have soft drinks and water, but feel free to bring something cold to drink, lawn chairs, kids, dogs, bikes…and bring a neighbor or two!
Who is Involved?
National Night Out involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials.
The purpose of National Night Out is to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness. Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs. This annual event strengthens neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
How does it work?
Along with the traditional display of outdoor lights and front porch vigils, cities, neighborhoods ‘celebrate’ NNO with a variety of events and activities such as: block parties, cookouts, visits from local police, sheriff departments and community leaders, parades, exhibits, flashlight walks, contests, and youth programs.
NNO has proven to be an effective and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in our fight for a safer community.