The first Tuesday in August is a day for whole communities to get together for fellowship. The National Night Out is a community-building campaign that looks to strengthen police and community partnerships as well as promote neighborhood camaraderie. The National Night Out has grown over the years, and 2019 marks its 36th year.
During National Night Out, area residents and law enforcement will be out visiting and getting to know one another. Many residents and neighborhoods have planned block parties and other events to participate in the campaign. This grassroots effort to build relationships between neighbors and law enforcement seeks to reduce crime through friendship and familiarity. For some people, their only interaction with police is during negative circumstances, so National Night out is a chance for residents to meet and mingle with officers in a casual and fun atmosphere. You can bring National Night Out to your neighborhood by learning more about the event on their website.