The Introduction Of National Night Out
In 1984, the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) introduced "National Night Out" to America. The NATW, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting various crime prevention programs across the country, held the first National Night Out on August 7th, 1984.
The purpose of National Night Out is to promote crime prevention activites, police-community partnerships and to send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime.
In the very first year, over 400 communities participated in National Night Out across 23 states, with 2.5 million people getting involved.
National Night Out now involves over 37.8 million people and 16,124 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide. The City of Azusa and the Azusa Police Department take great pride in being one of these communities.
Tuesday, August 2nd
This years event falls on Tuesday, August 2nd, and will be celebrated in Azusa between 6:30 pm and 9:00 pm. Thanks to the graciousness of the Target Corporation, Azusa's event will be held at the Azusa Target Store at 809 N. Azusa Avenue.
Please join us by starting out the night with a one-mile stroll around the civic center. After the stroll, mingle with your neighbors, city officials and members of the Azusa Police Department at the Target Store, and pick up some of the free promotional items to be given away by the event sponsors.
Do You Live Outside Of Azusa?
National Night Out is celebrated in neighborhoods across the San Gabriel Valley. If you don't reside in Azusa, please check with your city to find out the details for the National Night Out in your community.