On Tuesday, August 3rd, neighborhoods throughout the City of Watsonville are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “27th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. The Watsonville Police Department and Parks and Community Services Department Neighborhood Services Division are sponsoring their 13th year of neighborhood unity against crime. This event will involve over 14,625 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. In all, over 36.7 million people are expected to participate in ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime’.
The goals of National Night Out are to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships; and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.