That’s right, this year the National Association of Town Watch’s National Night Out is returning to the District. The annual event is scheduled for the first Tuesday in August (next Tuesday, the 4th). Each year, the Metropolitan Police Department actively participates in National Night Out by rallying community members throughout the District to join with neighbors and police officers in their PSAs to be a part of this annual event.
The National Night Out campaign involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizationa and local officials from 9,500 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide.
National Night Out is designed to:
- Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
- Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
- Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
This year’s bash will take place at THEARC, in SE Washington, DC and features local performers such as Tabi Bonney and others.
If you would like to get involved in future NNO activities in your community, please contact your local police district or call Yvonne Smith at (202)727-8809.