Local Agency Promotes Night Out Against Crime

On Tuesday, August 2th, neighborhoods throughout Douglas County are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “28th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, will involve over 15,000 communities from all 50 states.

National Night Out is designed to: (1) Heighten crime, drug and violence prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know the neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

The evening of August 2, 2011, residents in neighborhoods throughout Douglas County and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and law enforcement. Many neighborhoods throughout Douglas County will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from law enforcement, flashlight walks, contests, youth activities and anti-crime rallies. If you need help planning an event, visit the National Night Out Website at www.nno.org.

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