Tomorrow is National Night Out; Creator Expects Largest Turnout in History

Aug 03, 2015, 11:59 ET from National Association of Town Watch

WYNNEWOOD, Pa., Aug. 3, 2015 /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 32nd Annual National Night Out (NNO) – a crime and 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,, Associa and Funflicks.

"Our feeling is that communities will turn out like never before tomorrow night," said Matt Peskin, creator of the event.  "Everyone has seen some of the negative incidents over the past several month and neighborhoods are anxious to showcase their positive relationships with local law enforcement."  National Night Out is their opportunity and they are ready.

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, "It is a great night for neighbors and a great night for local law enforcement."

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SOURCE National Association of Town Watch