National Night Out is Tuesday, August 4, 2015, where people across the country lock their doors, turn on their outside lights, and hang out with neighbors, police, and other community members.
On the second Tuesday of August every year, National Night Out focuses on crime prevention awareness and uniting our communities. NNO was founded in 1981 by the National Association of Town Watches.
National Night Out is free, and many police departments take registrations from neighborhoods so that officers can visit participating groups. You can also register with the National Association of Town Watches, although registration in advance is recommended. If you register with them, they will send you an organizational kit to help you plan an event in your neighborhood.
Over 15,000 neighborhoods participate in National Night Out and some possible events are block parties, cookouts, or events in a local park.
If you want to get to know your neighbors better, increase your sense of community, and get to know police in a positive environment, head outside on Tuesday night.