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National Night Out Against Crime
August 2, 2016   6:00-8:30 PM
Lilburn City Park
National Night Out Against Crime, commonly referred to as National Night Out or just NNO, started in 1984 by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). Its genesis came from this question:

"What if there was one night a year when neighbors across the country came outside, locked their doors, and turned on their porch lights in an effort to let criminals know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back?"
Today, NNO takes on many forms - from large community-wide festivals to simple block parties and cookouts in more than 18,000 communities and 39-million neighbors throughout the U.S. and Canada.

​Lilburn's first Night Out began in 2010 and ever since has been organized by SafetySmart Lilburn. The event has grown in scope and participation each year since.  NNO 2016 will be a giant Block Party and you are invited to be part of it, whether as a sponsor, exhibitor, volunteer or attendee.
The helicopter from Georgia Department of Public Safety drew much interest in 2015 (top), Lilburn's Police Explorers demonstrate how a felony arrest is made (above), and hundreds of attendees enjoy the myriad of exhibits and information booths setup throughout the park. 
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Last year's National Night Out was a great event. Thanks to Richard Ferris Photography for providing  free access to the pictures taken at the event. They are available at this link
National Night Out in Lilburn City Park  
                   August 2, 2016         6-8:30 PM

“In the seven years that the Lilburn Police Department has hosted National Night Out, the upcoming event on Aug. 2 may be the most important one yet,” said Police Chief Bruce Hedley.

“This event is meant to break down walls and build positive relationships between police officers and the public. Our country and our community need National Night Out right now,” Chief Hedley said. “We look forward to having a fun night in Lilburn City Park with the residents that we serve.”

National Night Out offers plenty of opportunities for the public to interact with law enforcement personnel. There will be field-day games with Lilburn police officers, a chance to check out the cockpit of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources helicopter, demonstrations by the Lawrenceville Police Department’s K-9, and more. Also, tethered hot air balloon rides will be available for a small fee. All other activities and food are free.

The Georgia Law Enforcement Memorial Wall will be a focal point of the event. The wall travels around the state to commemorate the nearly 700 Georgia law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Lilburn’s 2015 National Night Out was awarded 27th place out of 220 similarly-sized cities nationwide by the National Association of Town Watch, which heads up the event on the first Tuesday of August across the U.S. and Canada. The event is organized locally by the Lilburn Police Department and SafetySmart Lilburn Inc.

National Night Out in Lilburn
Tuesday, Aug. 2
6 to 8:30 p.m.
Lilburn City Park, 76 Main St., Lilburn, GA 30047
http://www.cityoflilburn.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=376

Activities: (all food and activities are free, except the hot air balloon rides)
   •  Georgia Law Enforcement Memorial Wall
                     (sponsored by Statewide Wrecker Service)
   •Tethered hot air balloon rides ($10 adults, $5 kids) 
   •K-9 demonstration (at 8 p.m.) – Lawrenceville Police Department
   •Helicopters – Georgia Department of Natural Resources 
                    and Georgia State Patrol
   •Bomb Squad vehicle and robots – Gwinnett Police Department
   •Smokehouse and fire engine – Gwinnett Fire & Emergency Services
   •CHild Identification Program (CHIP) – Freemasons of Georgia 
   •A variety of patrol vehicles from various agencies
   •Field games with Lilburn police officers
   •Selfies with the Police Chief
   •Drunk goggles obstacle course
   •Health clinic
   •Free food samples from local restaurants
   •Sidewalk Chalk – "What is Safety?" Chalk Drawings
   •Anti-bullying 
   •Puppet Show – Gwinnett County Schools Transportation
   •Tire and Road Safety
   •Cell Phone Safety
   •Emergency Preparedness
   •County and City Code Compliance Information
     Additional community resource information

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