Night Out Against CRIME!
National Night Out is a yearlong community-building campaign designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support and participation in local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Approximately 38 million people from more than 16,000 communities across the nation participate in the annual event. The first National Night Out took place on August 7, 1984, and was introduced by the National Association of Town Watch which continues to spearhead the event today.
Night Out Against Crime - 2016
National Night Out is a celebration of community and police partnerships in crime prevention. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office has participated in National Night Out for the past six years.
Tangipahoa Parish celebrated the 6th Annual National Night Out Against crime, drug, and violence prevention program sponsored by Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa on October 29, 2016. The event was held from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in Ponchatoula, La. Night Out Against Crime attracts hundreds of Tangipahoa Parish residents and visitors from surrounding areas.
The purpose of National Night Out is to build strong partnerships between law enforcement and communities and to promote crime awareness programs such as Neighborhood Community Watch groups.
Each year it becomes abundantly clear that without the community’s help, Night Out Against Crime would not be possible.