National Recognition in Going Away Party for Crime
The City of Suffolk finished in the Top 5 in the United States for their population category in the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) 29th Annual National Night Out crime, drug and gang prevention event. This marks the seventh straight year that Suffolk has brought home an award for their participation in this nationwide police-community partnership where over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U. S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world joined forces to take back their streets in a “going away party for crime” on August 7, 2012.
National Night Out in Suffolk has proven to be a favorite community event, this past summer bringing together more than 60 neighborhoods, businesses, civic leagues and churches that shared their commitment to building a safer, more caring city.
Suffolk was the only Hampton Roads city to place nationally, and the highest ranking city or county in the entire state of Virginia as judged by the National Association of Town Watch.