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2012 National Night Out
Each year, on the first Tuesday in August, people across America gather in their communities to take a stand against crime. National Night Out is set for Tuesday, August 7. It is an evening when neighbors plan barbecues, picnics, cookouts, safety fairs, and other events to celebrate their efforts to maintain safe and healthy neighborhoods. Communities will also talk about ways they can promote community partnerships to deter crime, drug abuse, and violence, as well as way they can promote safety and neighborhood unity.
The purpose of National Night Out is to:
Heighten crime and drug awareness through block-by-block organizing
Support anti-crime efforts such as community-oriented policing and safe streets
Strengthen neighborhood spirit and unity
Support community and police relations and cooperation
Send a clear message that our neighborhoods are organized and are not prey for illegal activity
So, next Tuesday, drag your lawn chairs and your barbecue grill out to your front yard and help send the message that you are committed to keeping a safe and healthy neighborhood.
Source: Safe Streets
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