National Night Out
THE 38TH ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT IS AUGUST 3, 2021!
The "National Night Out" (NNO), a unique crime and drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) is scheduled for August 3, 2021. The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office cordially invites you and your community to be part of the National Night Out.
Last year's National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 10,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In all, over 34 million people participated in last year's National Night Out. This year's National Night Out is expected to be the largest ever.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and to 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 lights, cities, towns and neighborhoods "celebrate" NNO with a variety of events and activities such as: block parties, cookouts, visits from local police officers and fire departments, parades, flashlight walks, contests and youth programs, NNO has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable programs 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 one night. Don't delay. Be sure your community is part of the nation's largest annual crime and drug prevention event.