August 2, 2022
On Tuesday, August 2, 2022, communities in New York City and throughout the United States will celebrate the 39th anniversary of National Night Out Against Crime. National Night Out was designed to heighten crime- and drug-prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit, enhance police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that the communities are organized and are fighting back. All precincts, police service areas, and transit districts – in conjunction with community residents – will be hosting events. Participants can look forward to crime-prevention information and presentations, receiving Kid Care ID Kits, Operation Safe Child, and having NYPD units such as the Canine, Harbor, Emergency Service, and Highway units on display. Adults can also sign up for volunteer programs such as the Auxiliary Police Program, while young people can sign up for the Law Enforcement Exploring Program, as well as others. Entertainment, giveaways, contests, and refreshments will be provided. The public can visit the NYPD’s website www.nyc.gov/nypd for a list of event locations.