On Tuesday, August 5th, neighborhoods throughout Virginia Beach are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “31st Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. NNO will involve over 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canada, and military bases around the world. In all, over 37 million people are expected to participate in ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime’.
National Night Out is designed to:
· Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
· Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts
· Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships
· Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back
Beginning at 6 p.m. on August 5th, residents in neighborhoods throughout Virginia Beach and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights, and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. Many neighborhoods will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, Nextdoor.com sign-ups, parades, visits from police, flashlight walks, contests, and various youth activities.
To maximize the opportunity for your community and the Police Department to work together, we recommend you register your event by completing the online registration form below. If you need any assistance or suggestions for planning your event, please contact the Virginia Beach Crime Prevention Unit at (757) 385-1006.