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National Night Out
National Night Out
What is National Night Out?

It's America's Night Out Against Crime!

The Annual National Night Out (NNO), a unique crime/drug prevention event.

National Night out is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
  • Generate support for and participation in, local anti-crime programs;
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Along with the traditional display of outdoor lights and front porch vigils, cities, towns and neighborhoods 'celebrate' NNO with a variety of events and activities such as:
  • block parties,
  • cookouts,
  • visits from local police and sheriff departments,
  • parades, exhibits,
  • contests, and
  • youth programs.

NNO has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in our fight for a safer nation.  Plus the benefits your community will derive from NNO will most certainly extend well beyond the one night.

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Click here to find out more about the history of National Night Out (NNO).