National Night Out (NNO), America’s night out against crime, is Tuesday, Aug. 1. This annual community-building campaign promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.
The City of Charlotte has supported NNO events for more than 25 years. During that time, neighborhoods have organized activities such as block parties, cookouts, porch sit-ins and ice cream socials to demonstrate their support of “no tolerance” for crime. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s (CMPD) is committed to having a presence at each NNO event registered with the City.
CMPD has been invited to attend 92 events this year, a 51 percent increase from last year. CMPD is also asking Charlotte residents to leave their porch lights on from 7-10 p.m. on Tuesday in support of NNO as a symbol of alertness and awareness. For additional details on NNO events across the community:
- Check with your homeowners association or property manager.
- Ask your neighborhood leaders.
- Contact CMPD's community coordinator for your division.
- Look for information on your neighborhood's Next Door site.
For a list of National Night Out events in your area.
In addition, the Mayor’s Mentoring Alliance and community mentoring agencies will join the West Boulevard Neighborhood Coalition, Double Oaks, Hidden Valley and Grier Heights neighborhood associations for NNO celebrations on the evening Aug. 1.
Mentoring agencies will staff resource tables to connect youth to mentors and to recruit neighborhood residents as mentors.