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National Night Out

August 6, 2019

The Lakeland Police Department will be participating in the 36th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. National Night Out is an event where neighborhoods, businesses, churches and law enforcement come together to show solidarity in the ongoing fight against crime and drugs.

This year over 90 participating groups will be hosting activities at 62 site locations This event is designed to increase crime prevention awareness, generate support and participation in local anti-crime programs as well as strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.

This is a great opportunity to send a message to our criminals letting them know that local neighborhoods are organized and fighting back! This year's theme is "Make A Call. Make A Difference!" Your neighborhood can celebrate National Night Out with a variety of activities such as block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals and visits from local officials and police officers.

Neighborhood block parties are an ideal way for neighbors to get to know each other. Along with block parties, displays of outdoor lights and front-porch gatherings, neighborhoods and communities celebrate National Night Out with a variety of activities:

  •   Cookouts
  •   Visits from local police, fire departments and commission members
  •   Contests
  •   Youth activities

  If you and your neighbors are planning National Night Out activities, you can register to participate in the August 1, 2017, event.  

 

National Night Out (NNO) is an annual community event designed to strengthen the police/community relationship and generate support for anti-crime programs. The goal is to build a healthier, safer city for everyone. NNO was started by the National Association of Town Watch in 1984 and is held on the first Tuesday of August.

In 2016, the NNO campaign included citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from more than 16,124 communities in all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In all, more than 37.8 million people participated in the program. The Lakeland Police Department registered 87 parties throughout the community, with approximately 6500 people attending these.

In Lakeland, the night is an opportunity to discuss current challenges within neighborhoods and to rededicate efforts to strengthen the community. The citizens and police become acquainted, they share common goals and recommit to work together to ensure success.

Neighborhood block parties are an ideal way for neighbors to get to know each other. Along with block parties, displays of outdoor lights and front-porch gatherings, neighborhoods and communities celebrate National Night Out with a variety of activities:

•  Cookouts
•  Visits from local police, fire departments and commission members
•  Contests
•  Youth activities

If you and your neighbors are planning National Night Out activities, you can register to participate in the August 1, 2017, event.

 

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