Tuesday, Aug. 1, is National Night Out

Post Date:07/20/2017 4:02 PM

Neighborhoods throughout Chapel Hill are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 34th Annual National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event Tuesday, Aug. 1. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the Chapel Hill Police Department, will involve more than 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world.  In all, more 38 million people are expected to participate in America's Night Out Against Crime.  "Give Neighborhood Crime and Drugs a Going Away Party" remains a national theme.  NNO 2017 corporate sponsors are Dietz and Watson, ADT, Kings Hawaiian, Associa and Ring.

National Night Out is designed to: (1) heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) generate support for, and participation in local anticrime efforts; (3) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

From 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1, residents in neighborhoods throughout Chapel Hill and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police.  Many neighborhoods will be hosting special events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from police, flashlight walks, contests, youth activities and anticrime rallies.

We would like to encourage neighborhoods throughout Chapel Hill to help us celebrate NNO and send a powerful message about neighborhood unity, awareness, safety, and police-community partnerships by having an event in your neighborhood.

If your neighborhood would like to participate and/or would like a visit from an officer, contact Officer Robin Clark at rclark@townofchapelhill.org or 919-932-2929.

Go to nationalnightout.org for more information and some great pictures from past events.


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