WYNNEWOOD, Pa., July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 33rd Annual National Night Out (NNO) – a police-community partnership 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 2016 corporate sponsors are ADT, Nextdoor.com, Associa and Ring.
"Our feeling is that communities will turn out like never before on August 2nd," said Matt Peskin, creator of the event. "Communities are anxious to showcase their positive relationships with local law enforcement." National Night Out annually reflects how hard neighbors are working and how strong the partnerships have become.
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:
Heighten crime prevention awareness;
Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships;
Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Peskin added, "It is a great night for neighbors and a great night for local law enforcement."
For more information, visit nationalnightout.org or call 610-649-7055.