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National Night Out

August 1, 2018

National Night Out 2019 will take place at Girod Park on August 6. More details will be coming later

NATW’s Executive Director, Matt Peskin introduced National Night Out in 1984.The first National Night Out (NNO) took place on Tuesday, August 7th 1984. That first year, 2.5 million Americans took part across 400 communities in 23 states.

What is National Night Out?

  1. According to the National Association of Town Watch, the event is “an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.”
  2. The event occurs on the first Tuesday of August every year, except in Texas.
  3. In 1993 NATW founded “Project 365,” an initiative to encourage communities to come together and improve their neighborhoods year-round, not just during National Night Out. Check out this Project 365 success story "Taking our Neighborhoods Back"
  4. NATW gives out awards to communities that organize successful NNOs. Criteria for awards includes the quality of the campaign, neighborhood participation, promotions, special events and the overall post-project report.
  5. National Night Out found a mascot on August 3, 2004! It’s Nat the Knight, a community crusader who embodies the message of NNO. Look for him at your neighborhood’s celebration. Information taken from National Night Out - America's Night Out Against Crime (natw.org)