THE CITY BEAUTIFUL CELEBRATES
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
ORLANDO, Fla. (August 2, 2011) –
On Tuesday, August 2nd, neighborhoods throughout
Orlando are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities
nationwide for the 28th Annual National Night Out (NNO) crime
and drug prevention event. City of Orlando Mayor, Orlando Police Chief Val B.
Demings and the Orlando Fire Chief John Miller are encouraging neighbors to take
a proactive approach to fighting crime on their streets. In all, over 37
million people are expected to participate in ‘America’s Night Out Against
Crime’. NNO is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and
supported in part by TARGET, a national corporate sponsor.
Any neighborhood, community group, church,
sorority/fraternity, apartment or condominium community is invited to contact
the Neighborhood Watch Unit at the Orlando Police Department now to receive
information on National Night Out 2011.
There is no cost to register.
The National Association of Town Watch, The City
of Orlando and the Orlando Police Department (OPD) are pleased to announce that
Orlando was once again selected as a National Award winner for its outstanding
participation in the 27th Annual National Night Out crime, drug and
violence prevention program. With the help of our Neighborhood Watch Block
Captains and sponsoring businesses Orlando took 2nd place in the
nation. NNO 2011 is expected to be the largest ever. By inviting every street,
church, and apartment complex to host a NNO event, we plan to “PAINT THIS TOWN
From 7 to 10 p.m. on August 2nd,
residents in neighborhoods throughout Orlando and across the nation are asked to
lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with
neighbors and police. Many neighborhoods around the city will be hosting a
variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, and visits
from police, flashlight walks, contests, youth activities and anticrime rallies.
Don’t delay!! National Night Out Planning Week is
June 12th – June 18th. For free registration material,
call the Orlando Police Departments Neighborhood Watch Unit at
407-246-2369 or visit
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