Support your local anticrime programs and meet your neighbors at the 29th Annual National Night Out, set for Aug. 7. Neighborhoods across the U.S. plan to celebrate the evening with block parties, cookouts, parades, flashlight walks, contests, visits from local police departments and more.
The nationwide program aims to heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention efforts, garner participation and support for local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals that neighbors are organized and vigilant against crime.
A key component of NNO is Project 365. All towns participating in NNO are asked to designate an area or aspect of their community that is in need of improvement. Project 365’s goal is for the town to work to correct the problem by the next year’s NNO and report their level of success to the community during the celebration.
Neighborhoods throughout the D.C. metropolitan area will be participating in the evening’s festivities. To find out where NNO is taking place near you, visit your local government’s website or see the National Night Out map. For general information about NNO, click here.