National Night Out is a unique opportunity to bring your neighbors together, welcome new neighbors, talk about crime prevention efforts, and mainly just have a great time with food, music, games – whatever you want. Some gatherings are just a few households and others expand into large block parties. Knowing neighbors is an important way to prevent crime.
Night Out Against Crime is an opportunity for individual neighborhoods to renew their commitment to the following:
• Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
• Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs
• Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships
• Send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
To learn how to organize a neighborhood event, including how to have your street closed for a block party, visit the Seattle Night Out website.