The first Tuesday of August, each year, is nationally recognized as National Night Out. "National Night Out" is designed to:
- heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
- generate support and participation in local anti-crime efforts
- strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community relations
- send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., residents in neighborhoods throughout San Diego and across the nation, are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside porch lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. Many neighborhoods throughout San Diego host a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from police, flashlight walks, contests, youth activities, and anti-crime and drug rallies.
The City of San Diego has also recognized August as Neighborhood Watch month. If you have any questions concerning National Night Out or Neighborhood Watch please contact the SDPD area station in your neighborhood and ask to talk to the Community Relations Officer (CRO).