Suffolk’s National Night Out festivities have become one of the highlights of the year for residents and business owners alike. National Night Out brings citizens, neighborhoods, civic groups, businesses, City employees, and City public safety personnel together for fellowship and to say no to crime. The National Association of Town Watch (NATW) awarded Suffolk’s 2015 National Night Out Celebration with a second place finish among communities with a population of 50,000 to 100,000 residents (Category 3). This award marks the 10th straight year the City of Suffolk has placed in the top 5 in the Nation for National Night Out.
Suffolk is also one of only 2 Hampton Roads Cities/Counties to place Nationally (Smithfield, Virginia - Number 22 in Category 5).
Annual National Night Out
On the first Tuesday night of every August, neighborhoods all across Suffolk's 430 square miles join forces with thousands of communities for the Annual National Night Out (NNO) crime, drug, and gang awareness event. Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the Suffolk Police Department, this annual event involves over 37 million people in 10,000 communities in 50 states, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide.
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; and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back
National Night Out 2016 is scheduled for Tuesday, August 2, 2016. For more information on Suffolk’s National Night Out events, visit National Night Out or our Facebook page.