National Night Out (NNO) is an annual community event
designed to build a healthier, safer city; to generate support for anti-crime
programs; and to strengthen the police/community relationship. NNO is held on
the first Tuesday of August and was started by the National Association of Town
Watch in 1984. In 2010, the NNO campaign included citizens, law enforcement
agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local
officials from more than 15,000 communities in all 50 states, U.S. territories,
Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In all, more than 37 million
people participated in the program that year.In Lakewood, the night
is a city coming together to celebrate year-long crime prevention efforts, to
discuss current challenges within neighborhoods and to rededicate efforts to
strengthen the community. The event provides opportunity for citizens and
police to become acquainted, share common goals and recommit to work together
to ensure success.Neighborhood block parties are an ideal way for
neighbors to become acquainted in a relaxed setting. Along with block
parties, displays of outdoor lights and front-porch gatherings, neighborhoods
and towns celebrate National Night Out with a variety of activities:
Join us for the 17th annual Cops that Cook pancake breakfast fundraiser!Friday, September 18, 7-10 a.m. Clements Community Center, 1580 Yarrow St.
All proceeds benefited the Lakewood Police Department Explorer program.
Tickets:$4 in advance$6 at the door$3 children (10 and under)
Can't make it to breakfast? No problem! Donate here.
Visit Lakewood.org/CopsthatCook for details.