23rd Annual National Night Out ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime’

July 31, 2006

Los Angeles: On Tuesday, August 1, 2006, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department, the National Association of Town Watch, and communities around the nation will participate in "National Night Out."

In 1984, the National Association of Town Watch introduced the idea of National Night Out to promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention, and neighborhood camaraderie.

Traditionally, "lights on" and front porch vigils have been ways to participate in the annual event, however, activities have expanded to include block parties, cookouts, parades, police station open houses, festivals, neighborhood walks, safety fairs, contests, rallies and meetings.

Attached is a matrix of LAPD sponsored activities associated with National Night Out.