The 34th Annual “National Night Out” (NNO) crime and prevention event will be held on Tues., Aug. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Winstanley Park (CVS Field) in Greenwood Lake. Residents in neighborhoods throughout Greenwood Lake and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. Greenwood Lake will host a variety of special events, such as visits from police, youth activities, and a display of vehicles from police, fire, and EMS. Local businesses and county organizations will be participating.
National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the Greenwood Lake Police Department, will involve over 16,500 communities from all 50 states, U.S territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. In all, over 38.5 million people are expected to participate in Americas “Night out against Crime.”
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
For more information, to become a participant, or make a contribution, call the Greenwood Lake Police Department at 477-9211.