August 6, 2014
Contact: Ashley Simmons, Office of the Mayor
(704) 336-3438
August 5 marked National Night Out. The observance traces its roots to 1984, when it was introduced by the National Association of Town Watch. Community safety has always been the goal of National Night Out: to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, improve police-community relations, and encourage neighborhood camaraderie.
As Mayor, Iā€™m proud to support National Night Out, as it represents the kind of spirit, energy and determination needed from communities to help make neighborhoods safer.
I want to personally thank all of the citizens, elected officials and neighborhood organizations in Charlotte that contributed to National Night Out events throughout the city and for all efforts that coincide with declining crime rates in our neighborhoods. Check out my #NationalNightOut tweets. @CLTMayor