July 26, 2011 > National Night Out
National Night Out
An annual national block party is scheduled for Tuesday, August 2 (Milpitas on August 4) and wherever you are, you are invited! Designed to strengthen neighborhoods through police-community partnerships, National Night Out (NNO) is an evening of neighborhood activities that heightens crime and drug prevention awareness, builds support and participation in local anti-crime programs and sends a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organizing and fighting back. It's also the perfect opportunity to get to know your neighbors.
In each city, NNO is coordinated by citizens, and police departments with sponsorship of local businesses. This is a unique opportunity to join forces with thousands of other communities across the country promoting cooperative and positive police-community crime prevention efforts. Along with the traditional display of outdoor lights and front porch vigils (residents show their support by leaving their porch lights on between 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.), neighborhood Block Parties are common, many attended by City officials and police and fire service professionals.
Contact your local police department or City website to find a gathering near you. Additional information about National Night Out can be found at: http://www.nationaltownwatch.org/nno/index.html