The annual National Night Out takes place tonight to make Chattanooga's neighborhoods safer, better places to live. The safety of the city depends on both law enforcement and citizens working together. National Night Out enhances that cooperation. Various locations around the city are hosting events on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. All are invited to join the fun, meet their neighbors and make new friends.
National Night Out was established in 1984 with funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), U.S. Department of Justice. The program was developed as a crime prevention initiative that emphasizes building a partnership between the police and the community. National Night Out takes place in more than 16,000 communities throughout the country. Many police departments host events in August. The first Tuesday in October is an alternative date the National Association of Town Watch - the organization that developed the National Night Out campaign - set for events.
The locations and times that you can participate in this annual relationship building campaign to promote police-community relationships are as follows: