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National Night Out

US Navy 050829-N-4385W-008 Photographers Mate Airman Jesse Praino laminates a poster for the National Night Out ProgramWhat is National Night Out?

Created and sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, National Night Out (NNO) is an annual crime and drug prevention event designed to raise awareness of crime and drug prevention, gain support for local anti-crime programs and fight back against criminals by remaining organized and strengthening the community-police partnership.

Learn about the history of NNO by clicking here.

When is National Night Out?

NNO takes place on the First Tuesday of August. This year NNO falls on August 7.

What do people do on National Night Out?

Displaying outdoor lights and front porch vigils has always been a tradition on NNO. However, NNO celebrations have expanded to include block parties, cookouts, parades and exhibits, flashlight walks, contests, youth programs and visits from local police and sheriff departments.

Learn more about National Night Out, NNO events and how to register your community by clicking here.

Sources: nationalnightout.org
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