On Tuesday, August 2, thousands of DC residents will join with their neighbors, police officers and other community leaders to celebrate National Night Out. From community cookouts to open houses – block parties, candlelight vigils and athletic events – DC is gearing up for the 33rd annual celebration of “America’s Night Out Against Crime.” In addition to the numerous activities at the kickoff event, communities across DC – in all seven police districts – scheduled NNO events during the late afternoon and evening hours.
National Night Out (NNO) is an annual event, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, that takes place on the first Tuesday in August. Each year, the Metropolitan Police Department actively participates in National Night Out by rallying community members throughout the District of Columbia to join with neighbors and police officers in their PSAs to be a part of this annual event.
The National Night Out campaign involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from 9,500 communities from all 50 states, US territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide.
National Night Out is designed to:
Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
If you want to get involved in future NNO activites in your community, please contact your local police district.
irst District Activities
First District MPD Event
Description: Join neighbors and friends to enjoy an evening to celebrate community unity, obtain safety information, and recognize our citizen volunteers. Together we can continue to build safer communities!
Location: Sursum Corda/Tyler House // 1112 First Terrace, NW
Time: 4-8 pm
Contact: Carolyn L. Smith, carolynL.firstname.lastname@example.org, (202) 489-9533
Asian Liaison Unit Event
Description: Together we can continue to build healthier, cleaner and safer communities.
Location: 5th and K Streets, NW
Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
Contact: Kay Gibb, email@example.com, (202) 438-8661
Second District Activities
Description: Join the Second District for National Night out. Entertainment will include a gametruck, face painter, a clown making balloons, and moon bounce. Food and refreshments will be served while members of 2D promote crime prevention in our neighborhoods.
Location: Georgetown University // 37th and O Streets, NW
Time: 6-9 pm
Contact: Officer Rhonda Hardy, firstname.lastname@example.org, (202) 270-2286
Third District Activities
Description: The event will have information tables as well as a moonbounce, food and drink.
Location: Bruce Monroe Park // 3000 Georgia Avenue, NW
Time: 6-8 pm
Contact: Marco Santiago, email@example.com, (202) 671-6604
Fourth District Activities
Description: The theme of the Fourth District’s National Night Out celebration is “Inspiring Our Youth to be Productive Citizens.” Activities include a youth talent show, music, food, and giveaways.
Location: Emery Recreation Center // 5701 Georgia Avenue, NW
Time: 4-9 pm
Contact: Derek Staten, firstname.lastname@example.org, (202) 270-1640
Fifth District Activities
Description: Join the Fifth District for an evening to celebrate community pride, unity, and most importantly our public safety partnerships.
Location: Brentwood Village Shopping Center // 1300 Rhode Island Avenue, NE
Time: 6-8 pm
Contact: Fayette Vaughn-Lee, email@example.com, (202) 497-0814
Sixth District Activities
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT CITYWIDE KICK-OFF
Description: Join the Metropolitan Police Department for its citywide kick-off of the 2016 National Night Out. Food and refreshment will be served and there will be plenty to do for the whole family. Participate in a community bike ride, test your climbing skills on the rock wall, enjoy some more restful entertainment during movie night.
Time: 5:30-9 pm
Location: River Terrace Park // Anacostia Avenue and Benning Road, NE
Contact: Julia Irving, firstname.lastname@example.org, (202) 489-9942
Seventh District Activities
Description: Enjoy a National Night Out with your friends at the Seventh District.
Location: Stanton Elementary School // 2701 Naylor Road, SE
Time: 6-8 pm
Contact: Officer Ashley Keels, Ashley.Keels@dc.gov, (202) 439-5475
MPD Wants to Know
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