The 29th Annual National Night Out is Tuesday, August 4th from 6pm until 9pm. The Aberdeen Police Department is asking residents to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and the evening outside with neighbors, law enforcement, fire departments, and emergency personel, joining forces with thousands of communities across the nation to wage war against crime.
On August 4th, many residents in neighborhoods throughout the city of Aberdeen will be hosting cookouts and block parties. Aberdeen Police Chief Bob Torgerson and his staff along with volunteers in Police Services, community leaders and the Aberdeen Fire Department will be visiting neighborhoods for the purpose of connecting with citizens, building citizen-law enforcement partnerships, and socializing to build a strong relationship between the community and law enforcement.
For more information, or to host a block party in your area, contact Shirley Mathews at 360-532-8572
NNO 2008 involved 37 million people in 15,449 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide. National Night Out 2009 is expected to be the largest ever. NNO is sponsored by NATW in partnership with Target.
National Night Out, a year-long community building campaign, is designed to:
- Heighten crime 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.
Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most cities and towns now celebrate National Night Out with a variety of special citywide and neighborhood events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals, visits from local law enforcement, safety fairs, and youth events.