The Stafford County Sheriff's Office is currently planning the 2016 National Night Out events. Organized neighborhood "block parties" and the Stafford Marketplace community gathering are scheduled for Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 6-9 pm. It's America's Night Out Against Crime!
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to:
- Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
- Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
- Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
We encourage each neighborhood/HOA to have their own NNO event to help their neighbors get to know one another. NNO has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in our fight for a safer nation. Plus, the benefits your community will derive from NNO will most certainly extend well beyond the one night.
Along with the traditional display of outdoor lights and front porch vigils, neighborhoods 'celebrate' NNO with a variety of events and activities such as:
- block parties
- flashlight walks
- youth programs
- meet and greet
- pool party / games
- face painting
- sno cones
- cotton candy
- moon bounce
- live music
- watermelon social
- ice cream social
- water balloons
- information booths
The Stafford Sheriff's Office will have a Deputy at each event, and they will have NNO goodies to give away! Visit National Night Out Super Store for more information on merchandise that can be ordered.
Click HERE to view this year's participating neighborhoods.
If your neighborhood would like to participate, submit our Neighborhood Info Sheet to CrimePrevention@staffordcountyva.gov before Friday, July 22.
STAFFORD MARKET PLACE EVENT
The National Night Out event will be held in the Target Parking Lot of the Stafford Marketplace on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, from 6-9 pm. This free, community event is intended to be a supplement to neighborhood events.
If you are a business/organization that wishes to exhibit, click HERE to submit your request before Friday, July 22. Receipt of the Exhibitor Agreement by the Crime Prevention Unit is your official registration.
The next planning meeting will be held on Monday, July 11 at 7 pm at the Public Safety Building, 1225 Courthouse Rd.
For further information, contact CrimePrevention@staffordcountyva.gov.
Visit National Night Out Web Site to find out more about the history of NATW and National Night Out.