National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August. Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and the list goes on! Historically, Cordele's Police Officers have grilled hotdogs for everyone, provided games, a "Dunk the Cop" dunking booth, safety tips, animal adoption, balloon animals and more. Mark your calendar for the 2018 National Night Out -- Tuesday, August 7, 2018.