STATEHOUSE (Aug. 3, 2012) – State Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) encourages local residents to turn on their porch lights for the 29th annual “National Night Out Against Crime” (NNO) on Tuesday, August 7.
Millions of Americans will turn on their lights Tuesday evening as a symbol of promoting anti-crime and drug awareness in their communities. Some will also celebrate the evening with block parties, cookouts, parades and youth programs.
“Strong community support is crucial to maintaining a safe neighborhood,” Head said. “By finding ways to keep local residents involved in preventing crime, we are ensuring our cities will stay safe.”
Created in 1984, the annual event started with 400 communities in 23 states and 2.5 million Americans participating. The event has grown over the last three decades to include more than 37 million people from more than 15,000 communities.