Raleigh Police Department

News posted Aug. 02, 2017 - 11:00 am
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Update, August 2, 2017:

On Tuesday, August 1, Raleigh Police Department joined local residents to celebrate the 34th annual National Night Out. More than 45 community and neighborhood celebrations were scheduled throughout the city.

National Night Out is a joint effort by law enforcement agencies, community groups, businesses and local officials in more than 15,000 communities in all 50 states.

The celebration is designed to:

  • Heighten crime, drug and violence prevention awareness;
  • Generate support for, 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.

The first National Night Out was orchestrated in 1984 by the National Association of Town Watch, and for years, communities across the country have collaborated with local law enforcement agencies to hold neighborhood crime prevention event.

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