On August 7th, 2018, the United States will celebrate National Night Out for the 35th consecutive year. Even though this national event has occurred annually since 1984, many community residents are still in the dark about both the history and the purpose of National Night Out. Our goal is to shed some light on National Night Out.
Let’s go back to the beginning. In 1981, the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) was founded to connect community watch programs across the nation and provide them the resources they needed to make a difference in their neighborhoods.
In 1984, the NATW officially introduced National Night Out as a night where community members and local police officers would band together to meet with each other, discuss community safety concerns, and celebrate the neighborhoods where they live. It is a night for residents to forge a positive bond with the law enforcement officers that are tasked with protecting their community.
FUN FACT: The state of Texas, along with some cities in the Southeast, will be celebrating National Night Out on October 2, 2018 to avoid the brutal heat of early August.
Visit the Registration PageON THE NATW WEBSITE
Find Out Details About Your LocalPOLICE DEPARTMENT’S INVOLVEMENT BY VISITING THEIR WEBSITE
Recruit Fellow NeighborsTO JOIN YOU