SAUK VILLAGE | Neighborhoods throughout Sauk Village are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide on Tuesday for the 30th annual National Night Out Against Crime.
Sauk Village will be hosting a National Night Out event from 4 to 9 p.m. behind the municipal center, 21801 Torrence Ave. It will include youth activities, anti-crime discussions, games and Dunk a Cop. Bring a grill to cook out or pick up dinner at a local restaurant. Meet and greet your local public safety officers and officials.
National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the village of Sauk Village, will involve more than 15,704 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. In all, more than 37.5 million people are expected to participate in America’s Night Out Against Crime. National Night Out's corporate sponsors are Target, Nextdoor.com and Associa.
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts, strengthen neighborhoods spirit and police-community partnerships and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
“This is a night for America to stand together to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity," said Matt Peskin, national project coordinator. "National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight to build a safer nation. On NNO, we invite our neighborhoods nationwide to join us in 'Giving Crime and Drugs A Going Away Party.'"
Residents in neighborhoods throughout Sauk Village and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights Tuesday and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police.