Lets Join Forces to Keep Our Community Safe-National Night Out 2019!

Monday, July 01, 2019

​On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, neighborhoods throughout Virginia Beach are joining forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 36th Annual National Night Out.   National Night Out in 2019 is expected to involve over 38 million people in over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.  

 

National Night Out is held annually to:

 

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
  • Generate support and participation in local anti-crime efforts;
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community relations; and
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know local communities are organized and are fighting back.

 

Along with the traditional display of outdoor lights and front porch vigils, cities, towns and neighborhoods celebrate NNO with a variety of events and activities such as: cookouts, visits from local police and other first responders, parades, flashlight walks, contests and youth programs. NNO has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote your neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in our fight for a safer nation. Plus, the benefits your community will derive from NNO will most certainly extend well beyond the one night. 

 

An online fillable information form for 2019 is on the Virginia Beach Police Department's Community Engagement Unit's (CEU) web page.  You must use Internet Explorer to fill out and submit the form on line.

 

Please submit the information form by the close of business on July 26, 2019.

 

                                

For more information please contact

            CEU Intern David Maple at dmaple@vbgov.com or

    MPO Jim McElligott at jmcellig@vbgov.com , 757-385-1330

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