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Albany National Night Out

Against Crime

Tuesday August 7, 2001


Please read the following description of Night Out and contact the APD Community Services Unit, P.O. Fred Aliberti, 458-5669, if your neighborhood wishes to participate.

The "18th Annual National Night Out" (NNO), a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), has been scheduled for August 7, 2001. We cordially invite you and your community to be a part of our NIGHT OUT 2000 team.

Last year's National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from 9,500 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In all, 32 million people participated in NNO 2000.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to:

  1. Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
  2. Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
  3. Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
  4. Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Along with the traditional display of outdoor lights and front porch vigils, cities, towns and neighborhoods 'celebrate' NNO with a variety of events and activities such as:

block parties,
visits from local police,
flashlight walks,
contests, and
youth programs.

NNO has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in our fight for a safer nation. Plus, the benefits your community will derive from NNO will most certainly extend well beyond the one night.