National Night Out 2020

Thursday, July 30, 2020

National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

National Night Out culminates annually on the first Tuesday in August with select areas throughout the nation celebrating the first Tuesday in October. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Association of Town Watches, national sponsors of NNO, are strongly recommending that all National Night Out 2020 areas celebrate on October 6th, the first Tuesday in October.

Neighborhoods throughout Virginia Beach will be joining forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 37th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. National Night Out in 2020 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 2020 NNO events will be available on the Virginia Beach Police Department's Community Engagement Unit's webpage very soon. 
 
For more information please contact program coordinator MPO Jim McElligott at jmcellig@vbgov.com , 757-385-1330.


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