- Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
- Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit
- Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Along with traditional displays of outdoor lights and front porch vigils, City of Lakeland neighborhoods have participated in a variety of events over the years that have included block parties, cook outs, visits from local police, fire department and City officials, flashlight walks, contests, and youth programs.
If your neighborhood organization or neighborhood watch group would like assistance in planning your National Night Out
event, contact the Community Services Unit at (863) 834-6912, or by email