National Night Out (NNO) will take place Tuesday, October 6 this year. This unique crime and drug prevention event is sponsored locally by the Greensboro Police Department. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. You and your neighborhood can celebrate NNO in a variety of events and activities such as: block parties, cookouts, visits from local police and fire departments, parades, flashlight walks, contests, and youth programs.
National Night Out is designed to:
- Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
- Generate engagement and support local anti-crime programs like community watch
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships
- Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back
Greensboro was one of 26 cities nationwide with a population of between 100,000 – 299,999 to be recognized nationally for its support of NNO. The department has received 23 national awards from the National Association of Town Watch based on community participation. More than 150 neighborhoods participate in this crime prevention event. This accomplishment would not be possible without the support of residents.
COVID Update: Things are changing so quickly and the responses change too. For future safety, we are proposing for larger neighborhoods to host multiple small sites. This is a change from our model in the past but the COVID pandemic is just too unknown at this point. Please consider registering your neighborhood with multiple sites.
For more information about Greensboro's NNO program, contact the Office of Community Engagement at 336-373-2636 or SIGN UP online.