All across the country, communities and law enforcement meet to celebrate “National Night Out” (NNO) which was started in 1984 by Matt Peskin in Philadelphia. The purpose of NNO is to bring together neighbors, neighborhood watch groups, law enforcement, civic groups, and more to promote community and police partnerships to help make communities safer. According to National Town Watch, now there are thirty eight million neighbors in sixteen thousand communities across the nation who take part in NNO. For the full history, visit:
While all 50 states participate in NNO, each state determines when they celebrate, most choosing dates in August, the original founding month.
Yesterday was a beautiful day and all across Georgia, including the following metro Atlanta communities gathered to celebrate National Night Out at:
-Rosa Burney Park – Myrtle Street Park
Shamrock Garden Apts – Anderson Park
Collier Heights Park. – Peoples Town
Vine City – Washington High School
There was food, lots of kids, FUN, political candidates, voter registration stations and more.
National Night Out in Denver:
National Night Out in the Philadelphia Area: