National Night Out events taking place in DMV to promote crime prevention

Communities across the country and the DMV are celebrating National Night Out Tuesday, an event that promotes police-community collaboration and community camaraderie. The event takes place annually on the first Tuesday in August.

The goal of National Night Out is to improve the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement to make neighborhoods safer. The event aims to raise awareness of crime and drug prevention, enhance the neighborhood atmosphere and generate greater support for local anti-crime programs.

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Each year, the Metropolitan Police Department joins thousands of DC residents, DC government and nonprofit organizations, and other community leaders to celebrate National Night Out.

Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, sporting events, and cookouts. There you will find safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits by rescuers and various exhibitions.

Here are the locations for this year’s National Night Out:

first district

Lincoln Park
1100 East Capitol Street, NE

second district

Guy Mason Recreation Center
3600 Calvert Street, NW

Third District

Kennedy Recreation Center
1401 7th Street, NW

Fourth District

Emery Heights Community Center
5701 Georgia Avenue, NW

Fifth District

Joseph Cole . Recreation Center
1299 Neal Street, NE

Sixth District

JC Nalle Elementary School (field)
219 50th Street, SE

seventh district

TheARC (parking lot)
1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE
4-7 p.m.

Find more information here.

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