Town of Chapel Hill News Release: National Night Out 2014


National Night Out 2014

On Tuesday August 5th, neighborhoods throughout Chapel Hill are cordially invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 31st Annual National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event.  National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the Chapel Hill Police Department, will involve over 16,124 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world.  In all, over 37.8 million people are expected to participate in America’s Night Out  Against Crime.  “Give Neighborhood Crime and Drugs a Going Away Party” remains a national theme.  NNO 2014 corporate sponsors are ADT,, Associa, FunFlicks and Swank Motion Pictures.

National Night Out is designed to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in local anticrime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

From 6 to 8 p.m. on August 5th, residents in neighborhoods throughout Chapel Hill 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 will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from police, flashlight walks, contests, youth activities and anticrime rallies.

I would like to encourage neighborhoods throughout Chapel Hill to help us celebrate NNO and send a powerful message about neighborhood unity, awareness, safety, and police-community partnerships by having an event in your neighborhood.

If your neighborhood would like to participate and/or would like a visit from an officer, let me know how I can help.

If you would like more information on NNO, you can check out the NNO website at  It has some great pictures of events from all across America.

Contact: Officer Robin Clark
Chapel Hill Police Community Services Division
(919) 969-2068,