Cincinnati Police hosting events for Neighborhood Night Out | Community Spirit
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Several Cincinnati communities will host events on Tuesday in observance of the 29th National Night Out.
The Cincinnati Police Department has partnered with community groups in each of the city's Districts to highlight crime prevention and safety. Food, music, and games add a festive spirit to the gatherings. There will be exhibits, displays and demonstrations with specialized police units and equipment.
National Night Out began in 1984 as a way for the National Association of Town Watch to increase participation in local anticrime efforts. People were encouraged to turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and come outside to meet with neighbors in solidarity against crime. That first year, 2.5 million people in 400 communities in 23 states took part.
District One events for Neighborhood Night Out:
Findlay Market, 1801 Race Street, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Mt. Adams Monastery, 1100 St. Paul Street, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Last year 37 million people in 15,000 communities in all 50 states, Canadian cities, U.S. territories and military bases around the world participated in National Night Out. It has become our nation's largest annual crime prevention and drug prevention event.