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City Council Joins Columbus Police in Celebrating the 39th Annual National Night Out

Columbus, OH -- Neighborhoods are joining forces with communities throughout Ohio and the Nation for the 39th 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 tomorrow, August 2.

“I am grateful to be part of this annual community event that increases communication and builds relationships between our public safety officers and residents,” said Councilmember Emmanuel V. Remy, 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. Citizens are encouraged to contact their local Blockwatch leaders or community liaison officers to find events in their communities. You can search for your area event using the 2022 National Night Out Activities List. Times and locations are subject to change.

This event is designed to send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are fighting back with police-community partnerships, heightened drug and violent crime awareness and support for anti-crime efforts through 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 G. Hardin. “My Council colleagues and I look forward to hanging out and eating some great food with neighborhood leaders on August 2nd.”

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 developing, growing and maintaining organized crime and drug prevention programs nationwide.