Town Watch: National Night Out
Details: The 30th annual National Night Out, a unique crime prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 6th, 2013. Sheriff Snaza cordially invites communities in Thurston County to be part of the Night Out 2013 team.
Last year’s National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from 15, 704 communities from all 50 states. In all, 37.5 million people participated in NNO in 2012.
National Night Out is designated 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!
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 law enforcements officers and fire departments, parades, flashlight walks, 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.
If your neighborhood community wishes to be part of this event, please go to the National Association of Town Watch website at: www.nationalnightout.org. They can also be reached at 610-649-7055. Once registered, coordinators receive an Organizational Kit filled with “how-to” materials such as promotional ideas, guidelines, tips, Q&A’s, camera ready art, sample news releases, and proclamations, etc. If your community is going to participate, please contact your local law enforcement agency so they can send representatives to support you.