Come Together for MPD National Night Out Tuesday

Event is Designed to Show Community Unified Around Collective Safety

First District Officer R. Marshall and Caesar Chavez Capitol Hill Principal Sarah Lehar ensure student safety as they head home from school as part of the District's Safe Passage program, another community event helping to ensure neighborhood safety.

Join Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Officers for the Annual National Night Out Celebration.

This Tuesday, you can find First District Officers from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, August 6 at Lincoln Park (1100 East Capitol St. NE). Join Fifth District Officers at Rosedale Recreation Center (1701 Gales St. NE)

National Night Out (NNO) is an annual event, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, that takes place on the first Tuesday in August. Each year, the Metropolitan Police Department actively participates in National Night Out by rallying community members throughout the District of Columbia to join with neighbors and police officers in their PSAs to be a part of this annual event.

The event is designed to generate support for anti-crime programs, heighten crime prevention awareness, and send a message that the communities are united together to keep everyone safe.

The National Night Out campaign involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from 9,500 communities from all 50 states, US territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide.

The event includes music, food and a kiddie rodeo as well as guests from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners and local officers.

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