National Night Out involved over 10,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world.
National Night Out is designed to
- heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
- generate support for, and participation in local anticrime efforts;
- strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnership; and
- send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
From 7 to 10 p.m. on August 1st, residents throughout Montgomery and across the nation were asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police.
Many neighborhoods throughout Montgomery will be hosting a variety of special events.
Organization: Emerson Street Watch (in process of expanding and renaming)
Location: Northeast corner of Holt and Emerson Streets
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Coordinators: Voncile Gregory and Charles Dillihay
Organization: The Graetz Neighborhood Association
Location: Goode Street Community Center (entrance at corner of Bellview St. and Columbia Ave.)
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Coordinator: Deloris Williams
Organization: Neighbors Helping Neighbors Community Watch
Location: Southwest corner of Clarke and Taft Streets
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Coordinator: Marsha Sankey
Organization: Three Points Neighborhood Watch
Location: Montgomery Police Department Training Academy (740 Mildred St.)
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.