Last year’s National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In all, over 37 million people participated in National Night Out 2011.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to:
- Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
- Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
- Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
National Night Out — A Great Value
There are no financial barriers to participating in National Night Out. That always has been our commitment, but in today’s difficult economy, it’s worth highlighting . We know communities and local law enforcement agencies are being asked to justify every expense. National Association of Town Watch (NATW), the sponsoring organization of National Night Out, partners with Target Corporation and law enforcement agencies to make sure there are no financial barriers to participating in National Night Out. NATW continues to operate as a lean organization. We are thoughtful about how every dollar is spent, working year-round to help city governments, police departments and grassroots organizers make their National Night Out events successful and their communities better places to live.