‘National Night Out’ Targets Crime

Neighborhood events are scheduled throughout the Fairfax area tonight (Tuesday) as part of National Night Out, an annual event intended  to strengthen community connections within neighborhoods and to heighten awareness of crime prevention issues.

Between 5 and 9 p.m., local police officers will join in the festivities, bringing along their safety messages, to neighborhoods across the county. Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and Target Corporation, crime prevention officers in Fairfax County have worked to help coordinate local events all year long.

Last year, 36 million people from neighborhoods across the country participated in National Night Out events, according to sponsors.

The best defense against crime in a community is a good neighbor; noticing and reporting suspicious activity immediately helps keep criminal activity low.

Learn more about National Night Out events in your neighborhood by contacting the Crime Prevention Officer at your local district