Great idea behind this event.  Hopefully you can participate with your neighborhood.


On Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011, neighborhoods throughout Duluth are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 28th Annual National Night Out Crime and Drug Prevention event.

National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the Duluth Police Department.

It will involve over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world.

More than 36 million people are expected to participate in “ America’s Night out against Crime”. National Night Out is designed to: (1) heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts; (3) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; (4) send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Neighborhoods throughout Duluth will be hosting a variety of events such as block parties, cookouts, and visits from police officers, youth activities and anti-crime rallies.

This is a night for America to stand together to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity.

National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight to build a safer nation.

The Duluth Police Department would like to recognize and thank the many citizens of Duluth who volunteer their time and continue to be our partners in the fight against crime.

A large amount of crimes and particularly vehicle prowls, damage to property, thefts and burglaries have resulted in arrests and successful prosecutions because of neighbors looking out for each other and calling police to report suspicious activity.

Find out what our local neighborhoods are doing via Northland To Celebrate National Event | Northland's NewsCenter: News, Weather, Sports | NBC, CBS, MyNetworkTV, and The CW for Duluth MN / Superior WI | Local News.