National Night Out

NNO 2016

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 

 WE NOW HAVE BARRICADES FOR RENT! 

$10 PER BARRICADE WITH A $20 DEPOSIT
Contact our office at 651-695-4005 or info@highlanddistrictcouncil.org if you’d like to reserve one.

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Ideas, Registration and Permits

Host a Green Event

Get involved and strengthen your neighborhood with an NNO event! Call Pam McCreary today for more information at 651-266-5455 or email her at pam.mccreary@ci.stpaul.mn.us.  

National Night Out Mission:

National Night Out is an annual event that involves all segments of the community in building a healthier, safer community; generate support for anti-crime programs and strengthen police/community relations on the first Tuesday of August.

Background:
National Night Out is not just one night of the year, but the culmination of year-long crime prevention activity in all neighborhoods: people working together in block and apartment clubs and other networks to prevent and address crime and other neighborhood problems. It is an occasion to celebrate past successes, discuss current challenges or issues, and re-dedicate to collaborative efforts with neighbors, police, businesses and others to improve the quality of life in our city.

Key Messages
Cohesive, healthy neighborhoods are keys to preventing crime and violence.
Active block clubs build community, increase hope and create harmony.
Positive activities displace negative activity; as people spend more time outside, they take back their streets and neighborhoods.
National Night Out is an opportunity for all parts of the community including businesses, corporate sponsors, religious institutions, city agencies, and news media to come together around the shared goal of a safe, healthy community.
NNO reinforces the partnership of citizens and police to combat crime.

Goals
Utilize National Night Out (NNO) to expand and strengthen the network of block clubs.
Increase the number of block clubs, multi-block events and individuals who participate in NNO.
Involve the Police Department with citizens by participating in National Night Out events together.
Promote increased involvement of youth with their neighbors.
Promote crime prevention strategies and increase ways that citizens can protect themselves, and their property.

NNO and Block Clubs
What: Block clubs are the focus of National Night Out (NNO). Block clubs are groups of neighbors who watch out for each other, report crimes and suspicious activity to 911, and work together to improve the quality of life on their block.
Why: There are many advantages to getting involved in a block club. Participants have easy access to such police services as home security checks, notification about crime patterns and crime statistics information. For many people, getting to know neighbors, particularly those from other cultures and backgrounds, is just plain fun. There is good evidence to suggest that people who know their neighbors also feel more secure and less fearful. Ultimately, crime prevention experts report that neighbors watching out for each other help prevent crime and make life on our blocks safer and more livable.