Celebrating National Night Out
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.
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.”
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.
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
“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.