National Night Out Against Crime
August 1, 2017 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 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 was held in 2010 and ever since has been organized by SafetySmart Lilburn. National Night Out in Lilburn was recognized by the National Association of Town Watches for 2015 and 2016 as being in the top 27 and 26, respectively, towns of our size. The event has grown in scope and participation each year since.
The helicopter from Georgia Department of Public Safety drew much interest (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.
Past National Night Out pictures are available with free access at this link
This year's pictures are available on Facebook at Lilburn Police AND SafetySmart Lilburn pages.
Check our Partners Page for participants at this year's event.