During National Night Out (NNO) residents turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and go out to meet their neighbors in the name of crime prevention.
In 2014, more than 38.1 million people in thousands of communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide participated in NNO. This year’s “32nd Annual NNO” will be the largest ever..
NNO is designed to:
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships.
- Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
- Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.
- Generate support for and participation in local anti-crime programs.
Statistics prove over and over that criminal activity is reduced when neighbors watch out for each other.
The Lynnwood Police Department, in partnership with the Family Center of South Snohomish County, the Lynnwood Fire Department, and other city departments, encourages residents to organize a neighborhood event to bring neighbors together.
By involving several households in each neighborhood everyone shares in the fun of creating a real community building “block party.” It could be as simple as a dessert potluck in a garage, hot dogs grilling poolside at an apartment complex, or a barbeque gathering in a driveway.
The LPD and its partners try to visit as many neighborhoods as possible to connect with residents during this fun event.
To register your Lynnwood neighborhood party, call Lisa Wellington with the LPD Crime Prevention Unit at 425-670-5635 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.