National Night Out

August 2, 2016

America’s Night Out Against Crime 

Join your friends and neighbors on and send a loud, clear message to criminals:  Don’t mess with us!

 Target, McGruff and MPO Frey  The Knight, APO Ridgeway and MPO Hayo Officers and the Knight

What is National Night Out?

  • Annual neighborhood-based crime and drug prevention event
  • Opportunity to show neighborhood spirit and strengthen partnerships with local police
  • Demonstrates neighborhood commitment to fight crime
  • Observed in thousands of communities in all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world

What happens that night?

  • Between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. neighbors, friends and families lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside together.
  • Special events, anticrime rallies, activities for children.
  • Police officers visit with as many neighborhood gatherings as possible.
  • View a flyer for the event.   Click here.

How can I get involved?

  • Get out there and enjoy!
  • Offer to help support your neighborhood block party, cookout or other planned event
  • Volunteer to organize an event or gathering if none is planned in your neighborhood
  • Print and fill out a registration form for your community event.  Click here.

More info

Call or e-mail a crime prevention officer at your district police station for more information about registering a National Night Out 2015 event in your neighborhood.

  • Sully District Station:
Tara Gerhard
 (703) 814-7051
  • Mount Vernon District Station:
Bubba Urps (703) 360-8928
  • McLean District Station
Patrick Lucas (703) 556-7750
  • Mason District Station:
Kate O'Leary (703) 256-8035
  • Reston District Station:  
Katy Defoe  (703) 478-0904
  • Franconia District Station:
Allie Eggers (703) 922-0889
  • West Springfield District Station:
Michael Stewart
(703) 644-5026
  • Fair Oaks District Station:
Richard Twombly (703) 352-2163


The National Knight and a fan   Target and the Knight  


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