National Night Out is America’s Night out against Crime. The annual National Night Out (NNO), is a community education event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). The National Night Out campaign involved citizens, civic groups, neighborhood groups, local businesses and members from police and fire departments from over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide.
There were several police vehicles on display including squad cars, a police motorcycle, a police bicycle, and a mobile command center. Child safety seat technicians were on hand for car seat inspections, and the DeKalb Fire Department and Cortland Fire Department volunteered their time to staff the always popular simulated fire house. As usual, the K9 demonstrations by the DeKalb Police Department and DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department were held throughout the event.
Water, soda, cotton candy, hot dogs and other various food items were donated by Target. Worldwide, over 37 million people participated in National Night Out.