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Celebrating National Night Out

Neighborhoods in Columbus are joining forces with communities throughout Ohio and the Nation for the 35th Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention program. Residents will have a chance to get outside and interact with neighbors, police officers and community leaders on Tuesday, August 7. 

“I am grateful to be part of an event that increases communication between our law-enforcement officers and residents,” said Councilmember Mitchell J. Brown, chair of the Public Safety Committee. “National Night Out allows people to interact, ask questions and talk about neighborhood concerns in a safe, welcoming environment.”

National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) nationally and locally by the Columbus Division of Police. More than 150 community events are planned throughout the City including live music, porch light vigils and cookouts.

This event is designed to send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are fighting back by promoting police-community partnerships; heighten crime, drug and violence awareness; generate support for anti-crime efforts and build neighborhood unity.

“From Woodland Holt to Marion Franklin, National Night Out is a time to build community and strengthen ties between neighborhoods and officers,” said Council President Shannon Hardin. “My Council colleagues and I look forward to hanging out and eating some great food with neighborhood leaders on August 7th.”

National Association of Town Watch is a nonprofit, crime prevention organization that works in cooperation with thousands of crime watch groups and law enforcement agencies throughout the country.  Since 1981, NATW has been dedicated to the development, growth and maintenance of organized crime and drug prevention programs nationwide.

Citizens are encouraged to contact their local Blockwatch leaders or community liaison officers to find events in their communities.