The "25th Annual National Night Out" (NNO), is a national crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). This year's NNO has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 5, 2008.
National Night Out campaign brings together neighbors, police, civic groups, businesses, and local officials from over 10,000 communities from all over the US and Canada. In all, over 35 million people participated in National Night Out 2007.
The 4 goals of NATIONAL NIGHT OUT are:
- Tell people how to stop crime.
- Support local anti-crime programs.
- Help neighborhoods and police work together.
- Send a message to criminals--We're fighting crime!
Many people show their support for NNO by turning on their porch light, sitting outside for the evening, and chatting with their neighbors and patrol officers.