America's Night Out Against Crime
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
What does it mean to be a Block Captain?
A Block Captain is the neighborhood contact/organizer for the National
Night Out event. Last year there were several Block Captain's
who organized parties in their neighborhood. The parties ranged
from potlucks and BBQs to a Luau. Here is a list of
Here are a few things the Block Captain should keep in mind:
- A permit is needed if you wish to close a section of street for your party.
- A permit is required if you wish to have an open burn anywhere near the Juneau road system. Call the fire department at 586-5322 during business hours for more information.
- Click Here for information about public possession and consumption of liquor.
Click Here to register as a Block Captain
Click Here for a copy of a full page invitation
Click Here for a copy of a folding invitations
What is National Night Out?
National Night Out (NNO) is the brainchild of National Association of Town Watch Executive Director Matt A. Peskin. In an effort to heighten awareness and strengthen participation in local anticrime efforts, Peskin felt that a high-profile, high-impact type of crime prevention event was needed nationally. At that time, he noted that in a typical ‘crime watch community’, only 5 to 7% of the residents were participating actively. Due to the growth and success of these programs, he felt this percentage was too low. Subsequently, he proposed a national program which would be coordinated by local crime prevention agencies and organizations - but that would involve entire communities at one time. The first National Night Out was introduced early in 1984 - with the event culminating on the first Tuesday in August.
While the traditional ‘lights on’ and front porch vigils remain a part of NNO, activities have expanded considerably over the years to include block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from police, festivals, neighborhood walks, safety fairs, contests, rallies and meetings.
For more information on National Night Out, visit the official website at www.nationalnightout.org