CHARLOTTE, N.C. – U.S. Attorney Dena J. King along with federal prosecutors and office personnel with the Western District of North Carolina will join community organizers,
neighbors, and law enforcement partners to participate in National Night Out events on Tuesday, August 1, 2023.
National Night Out (NNO) is an annual community-building campaign that promotes partnerships and camaraderie between law enforcement and the communities they serve to make neighborhoods safer places to live. Millions take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities throughout the country on the first Tuesday of August in most areas of the country.
During this year’s National Night Out, U.S. Attorney King and members of her Office will attend community events organized by the Hidden Valley and the Historic Camp Greene neighborhoods, and the West Boulevard Neighborhood Coalition.
“The first and most important job of law enforcement is to protect the rights and safety of our communities and address crime problems. To do that, we must understand the unique challenges communities face, and that begins with community engagement. Participation in events like National Night Out provides an opportunity to increase public trust, strengthen ties between law enforcement and the communities we serve, and demonstrates our commitment to sustaining strong and safe neighborhoods,” said U.S. Attorney King.
National Night Out was established in 1984 with funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance of the U.S. Department of Justice. The program is administered by the National Association of Town Watch, a nationwide non-profit organization.
Coordinated by local law enforcement and trained volunteers, National Night Out provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. Neighborhoods host block parties, cookouts, festivals, parades, safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, and more. National Night Out sends a message that neighbors are united and working together to keep their communities and each other safe.
For more information, visit https://natw.org/.