National Night Out, a yearlong community building campaign, is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
The 2014 NNO was one of the largest ever, involving approximately 37.8 million people in more than 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world.
WKTV Community Media had the opportunity to spend a great amount of time at the SE Event behind Peppino’s Restaurant. It was a night filled with fun, food, safety tips and lots of people. Representatives from local law enforcement, businesses, fire fighters, and entertainers were all on hand. The pictures tell the story well and showcase that strong community spirit of the event. (Photos by Colleen Pierson)