National Night Out is a community-police awareness-raising event in the US, held the first Tuesday of August. The event is meant to increase awareness about police programs in communities, such as drug prevention, town watch/Neighborhood Watch, and other anti-crime efforts.
National Night Out is designed to:
- Heighten Crime and Drug Prevention Awareness
- Generate support for and participation in local anticrime programs
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships
- Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back