National Night Out, now in its 28th year, is a nationwide unique crime and drug prevention event led by law enforcement and organizations that have a common interest in creating a safe and secure neighborhood environment. NNO has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program that neighborhoods benefit from. Traditionally, neighbors would turn on their porch lights and hold night vigils to promote solidarity. Today, neighborhoods are banding together to make a stronger stance against crime by having evening events with their local law enforcement agencies, businesses, non-profits and churches.
National Night Out is designed to:
- Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
- Promote and strengthen neighborhood spirit
- Build law enforcement and community relationships