What is National Night Out?
It's America's Night Out Against Crime!
The "30th Annual National Night Out" (NNO), a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 6, 2013. Click here for more info.
Sgt. Hazen Lango, the National Night Out Knight, Mayor Matt Powell,
and Chief Sean Mannix are ready to kick off National Night Out, Tuesday, August 6, 2013!
Although there are other Texas agencies who have opted to move their National night Out celebration to October, the City of Cedar Park has elected to continue celebrating National Night Out with the rest of the nation on the first Tuesday of August 2013. Cedar Park feels strongly that we will have a more successful event if we stay with the established August date.
We cordially invite you and your community to be a part of our NIGHT OUT team. The City of Cedar Park received national recognition in 2012 for it's efforts from National Night Out in Category 3, which is cities with a population between 50,000-99,999.
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 37 million people participated in National Night Out 2012.
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
- Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back
Click here to find out more about the history of NATW and National Night Out.
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 and sheriff departments
- flashlight walks
- 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.
The official 2013 NNO Registration form is available on this site. Simply complete the online form and submit it. (Note: There is no cost to register or participate!) You can also download the Road Closure form here.
Thank you in advance for your interest, support and early response.