Held annually on the first Tuesday of August, National Night Out has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in our fight for a safer community.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to:
- Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
- Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.
- Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Some of the participants from last year included: White Plains Fire Dept., Empress (EMS), White Plains Parks and Recreation, Slater Center, White Plains Youth Bureau, New York State Troopers, Westchester County Department of Public Safety, MTA Police, Westchester County Hispanic Officers Association, White Plains Public Library, Target, Walmart, Pace Women’s Justice Center, Visiting Nurse Service, Victim’s Assistance Services, MADD, American Red Cross, and various neighborhood associations.