Wednesday, August 8, 2012

National Night Out Raises Community Awareness

The 29th Annual National Night Out took place last night, bringing communities together with law enforcement to build relationships and raise crime awareness. At many locations across the city, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were seen interacting with residents. Throughout Charlotte's surrounding cities and towns, local police were active in talking with locals to promote peaceful streets.

Also a part of this year's NNO was Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx and Mecklenburg County District Attorney Andrew Murray. The mayor addressed a point that events like National Night Out help police to address certain issues and adjust their policing strategy accordingly. 

National Night Out, held on the first Tuesday of every August, is designed to heighten crime and prevention awareness and strengthen neighborhood spirit. Last year, over 37 million people in over 15,000 communities participated in the event.