The Annual “National Night Out Against Crime” celebration for 2021 is scheduled to happen all across America on Tuesday evening, August 3. During National Night Out (NNO) residents turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and go out to meet their neighbors in the name of crime prevention.
In 2020, more than 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide had to put a pause on this annual celebration against crime due to the pandemic. However, communities across the nation remained resilient through unprecedented times and came out stronger than ever!
NNO is designed to:
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships.
- Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
- Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.
- Generate support for and participation in local anti-crime programs.
The Lynnwood Police Department, in partnership with community organizations and other city departments, encourages residents to organize a neighborhood event to bring neighbors together in a safe and meaningful way.
By involving several households in each neighborhood, everyone shares in the fun of creating a real community building “block party.” It could be as simple as a dessert potluck in a garage, grilling hot dogs by the poolside of an apartment complex, or a barbeque gathering in a driveway.
As we continue to closely monitor local health guidelines, we will make any necessary adjustments as needed and we are asking our participants to do the same. With health and safety as our top priority, the LPD and its partners will try to visit as many neighborhoods as possible to connect with residents during this fun event.
To register your Lynnwood neighborhood party, please use the link below:
Or call the LPD Crime Prevention Unit at 425-670-5639.