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National Night Out is Scheduled for Tuesday, August 7th!

National Night Out is an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program that promotes neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in our efforts in maintaining a safe community.

Previous National Night Out events have involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, neighborhood organizations, neighborhood crime watch groups, and local officials from all over the City of Lakeland. The events are designed to:

  1. Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
  2. Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs
  3. Strengthen neighborhood spirit
  4. 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.


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