The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office will observe the 29th Annual National Night Out program on Tuesday, August 7 between 6:00 PM and 10 PM. Sheriff’s deputies will visit with several neighborhoods and communities throughout the County.
National Night Out has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program
to promote neighborhood spirit and law enforcement-community partnerships in our
fight for a safer nation.
The year-long community building campaign, is designed to:
- Heighten crime prevention and drug prevention awareness;
- Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and law enforcement-community partnerships;
- Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
County residents are encouraged to lock their doors, turn on outdoor lights and spend the evening outside with their neighbors and law enforcement officers as a symbol that they care about their neighborhoods.
For more information on where Sheriff’s deputies are scheduled to attend or to invite Sheriff’s deputies to your neighborhood event, contact Second Lieutenant Jonathan Ortiz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Night Out is sponsored by The National Association of Town Watch (NATW), a nonprofit, crime prevention organization that works in cooperation with thousands of crime watch groups and law enforcement agencies throughout the country.
Last year over 37 million people in over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide participated in this event.