On Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 neighborhoods throughout Duluth are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 30th Annual National Night Out Crime and Drug Prevention event. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the Duluth Police Department.
NNO 2012 involved 37.5 million people in 15,704 communities from all 50 states, U.S.
Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide. National Night Out 2013, the
30th anniversary is expected to be the largest ever.
National Night Out, a yearlong community building campaign, is designed to: (1)
heighten crime prevention awareness, (2) generate support for, and participation in, local
anti-crime 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.
Neighborhoods throughout Duluth will be hosting a variety of events such as block parties, cookouts, and visits from police officers, youth activities and anti-crime rallies. This is a night for America to stand together to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity. National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight to build a safer nation.
The Duluth Police Department would like to recognize and thank the many citizens of Duluth who volunteer their time and continue to be our partners in the fight against crime. A large amount of crimes and particularly vehicle prowls, damage to property, thefts and burglaries have resulted in arrests and successful prosecutions because of neighbors looking out for each other and calling police to report suspicious activity.
We invite neighborhoods throughout Duluth to give “Crime and Drugs a going away party”. A listing of local events can be found at: http://www.duluthmn.gov/police/