National Night Out
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME
TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2017
Registration Forms are available at the Police Department or online here at:
2017 National Night Out Registration Form
2017 Special Event Permit Form
2017 National Night Out Invitation
NNO Coordinator: Casey Krzyminski
Lake Forest Park Police Department
206-364-8216 x 523
National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. It furthermore provides an opportunity to bring police and neighbors together. Neighborhoods across the nation host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other community events with safety demos, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel and exhibits.
Why a National Night Out?
The purpose of National Night Out, which is organized in conjunction with various police organizations nationwide, is to inform the public about various police and community programs. Drug prevention initiatives, block watch organizations, or even tips on how to burglar-proof your home, are only a few of the educational highlights of a typical National Night Out community gathering.
Since National Night Out always occurs on the first Tuesday in August, watch for this year's 33rd annual festivities to be scheduled for Tuesday, August 2, 2016 in neighborhood communities from coast to coast.
All about National Night Out
National Night Out was first established in 1984 by Matt Peskin of the National Association of Town Watch.
The first National Night Outs were fairly simple. In most communities, it amounted largely to "lights on" vigils and some basic information being delivered to the community. The event was popular and attracted more than 2 million participants in both Canada and the United States.
Today, National Night Out draws in over 37 million people from over ten thousand different communities across North America, and the event has changed in other ways, too.
Now, the focus of National Night Out is on bringing neighbors and communities together with festivals, block parties, cookouts, parades, and various other events as common ways for communities to come together on National Night Out.
To join in the serious fun, call your local police precinct or check the web for more information (see below.)
The organization behind National Night Out is, of course, always looking to add new communities to their rosters, and they make it very easy for unrepresented communities to join their ranks. After all, there's no better way to fight crime than with community spirit -- and lots of laughs.
More about National Night Out around the Web:
Videos on National Night Out
National Night Out - The official site with the latest updates and community happenings around the country, including video presentations, visitor submitted photos, FAQ, related neighborhood safety resources.
National Crime Prevention Council - Traditional partners against crime with the NNO, with helpful information on preventing crime and staying safe at home, school or work, with helpful tips on forming a neighborhood watch in our community.
Online Resources for National Night Out - Helpful tips on how to hold a block party, and build community, with related resources for hosting a successful National Night Out in your neighborhood.