Thursday, July 14, 2016

National Night Out set for Tuesday, August 2

July 13, 2016

City residents and neighborhood associations are invited to go all out in planning their neighborhood parties for National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2!

This annual celebration in support of crime prevention brings police and neighbors together during an evening full of fun for all ages.

“Community is a powerful crime fighting tool,” said Sgt. Carol Adams with the Community Care Unit. “We’re encouraging residents to register their events this year – large or small – and come out to engage with us and strengthen the bond between citizens and law enforcement.”

Richmond has historically been ranked in the top 10 among cities its size across the country for National Night Out participation. Registered participants are the key to that ranking. To register your National Night Out event, visit our website,, and click on the 2016 National Night Out logo.

We hope citizens will also join Richmond Police and Target stores for a National Night Out Kickoff Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 30, at the Forest Hill Avenue Target, 7107 Forest Hill Ave. Officers will be on hand with crime prevention materials and children’s fingerprinting ID kits. The festive atmosphere also will include raffles, giveaways and free food.

National Night Out is a night designed to forge strong relationships between neighborhoods and police. The annual party also helps police officers and citizens work together to heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention. For more information about National Night Out, please visit