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

National Night Out, 2010

National Night Out, 2011