32nd Annual National Night Out is Tuesday; Neighborhoods, Police To Join Forces Across the USA

Jul 29, 2015, 10:42 ET from National Association of Town Watch

WYNNEWOOD, Pa., July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, August 4th, citizens, law enforcement agencies, community groups, businesses and local officials in over 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide will join forces to mark the 32nd Annual National Night Out (NNO) – a community safety event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW).  Nationally, over 37 million people are expected to participate in 'America's Night Out Against Crime' this year.  National Night Out corporate sponsors are ADT, Nextdoor.com, Associa and Funflicks.

"Communities are making a united stand for safer neighborhoods," said Matt Peskin, creator of the event.  "It's a powerful night which provides tremendous benefits for the entire community throughout the year."  Minneapolis alone has over 1,500 registered events for NNO '15.

Along with the traditional "lights on" and front porch vigils, there will be thousands of crime prevention block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals, ice cream socials, neighborhood visits by local police, flashlight walks and neighborhood meetings.

National Night Out is designed to:

  1. Heighten crime prevention awareness;
  2. Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
  3. Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships;
  4. Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Peskin added, "Because of events like NNO, police-community partnerships are growing stronger and more people are getting involved in local prevention programs."

For more information, visit nationalnightout.org.

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SOURCE National Association of Town Watch