Community Outreach - National Night Out


Contact your Community Outreach Deputy for information regarding the National Night Out.

Residents in neighborhoods across Thurston County are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the "National Night Out" (NNO) crime/drug prevention event. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the Sheriff's Office, will involve over 10,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases around the world. In all, over 32 million people are expected to participate in "American's Night Out Against Crime."

National Night Out is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness

  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts

  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships

  • Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

On event day residents in neighborhoods throughout Thurston County and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights, and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. Many neighborhoods throughout the county will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, visits from police, and youth activities.

We would like you and your neighborhood to join forces with neighborhoods nationwide and Give Crime and Drugs a Going Away Party! To register your function with the Community Outreach Unit, please call (360) 786-5657 or email your Community Outreach Deputy to sign up.

Click here to access the National Night Out official website for more information.

For more on the topic of crime prevention, visit the National Crime Prevention Council website