Thursday, July 24, 2014


National Night Out 2014 Against Crime Across America
Tuesday, August 5th, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The 72nd Precinct's observance this year of the 31st National Night Out Against Crime will feature
  • live music and a DJ,
  • free food and drinks from local restaurants,
  • rides for kids,
  • bike registration,
  • lectures on crime prevention, fire safety, the FBI, and EMS, and
  • giveaways for kids.

It will be held in Sunset Park, at 44th Street and 6th Avenue, by the park entrance at the soccer field.

The National Association of Town Watch introduced National Night Out--America's Night Out Against Crime--in 1984. The night's goals are to
  • heighten crime and drug prevention awareness,
  • generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts,
  • strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and
  • send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
In the 1970s, before the creation of National Night Out, people in several communities participated in a grass-roots effort to deter crime by turning on their porch lights, sitting outside, and talking with their neighbors.

For more information, contact P.O. Dean Hanan or P.O. Juan Alvarez at (347) 403-2515 or (718) 965-6326.

National Night Out Against Crime is held annually on the first Tuesday in August.