Sheriff's Office Observes National Night Out 2010


The Fairfax County Sheriff's Office will observe the 27th Annual National Night Out program on Tuesday, August 3, between 6:00 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sheriff's deputies will visit with several neighborhoods and communities throughout Fairfax County. 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.

National Night Out, a year-long community building campaign, is designed to:

  • Heighten crime prevention awareness.
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs.
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and law enforcement-community partnerships.
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

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 36 million people in 14,625 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide participated in this event. National Night Out 2010 is expected to be the largest ever.

For more information, please e-mail Second Lieutenant Jonathan Ortiz.


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