Tuesday, October 6, 2020
National Night Out Rescheduled to October
Tigard Police’s participation in National Night Out will be postponed until October 6th.
This event is typically celebrated in August each year and aims for neighbors to gather, get to know one another and work to build stronger and safer communities. We usually promote National Night Out (NNO) during the first week of July.
The National Association of Town Watch (NATW) that created the event decades ago is encouraging communities to reschedule this event to Tuesday, October 6, 2020 due to COVID-19. With a recent surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in our state, the health and safety of community members, our officers and staff are our top priorities. To be safe, we will reschedule and tentatively plan to participate on October 6, 2020 as recommended by NATW as long as circumstances improve and it is safe to do so. We will provide more info on NNO in early September.
About National Night Out
Every year, NNO is celebrated internationally on the first Tuesday of August. NNO’s goals are for neighbors to get to know each other, become invested in their shared space and work together to make neighborhoods more crime resistant.
Get Involved with Your Neighbors
Residents are encouraged to host a function that brings neighbors together out of their homes and onto the street—whether that’s a block party, cookout or an ice cream social. Be creative and do something that will be fun and celebratory!
Party organizers who host NNO events in the City of Tigard can register with Tigard Police and request officers to visit their parties. Tigard Police will do their best to attend every registered event. Registration typically opens the month prior to NNO.
Nationally more than 38 million people took part last year alone in more than 16,000 communities across the country. In Tigard and many other communities, National Night Out has grown into a community-building event that connects neighbors and makes their neighborhoods safer.