National Night Out is a community effort to reduce crime and the fear of crime in our neighborhoods. This annual celebration is held the first Tuesday in August. The 2018 celebration is slated for Tuesday, August 7, 2017.
As a show of support for National Night Out, residents of Arvada are asked to join Americans across the country by turning on their porch lights to turn off crime.
Arvada's biggest National Night Out celebration event is held in Olde Town Square (near Ralston Road/Olde Wadsworth). Visitors are treated to live music, hamburgers from the grill, and other tasty treats!
In addition to the Olde Town Arvada event, neighborhoods are encouraged to host their own National Night Out celebrations. The City's National Night Out volunteer coordinator can help provide ideas and support: call 720-898-6883 or find more information in the event brochure (PDF).
Members of the Arvada Police Department start the evening by visiting the Olde Town Arvada celebration at 5 p.m., and then travel to several other block parties throughout the evening.
“National Night Out is an opportunity for our officers to meet and interact with residents in a relaxed, informal way, while discussing citizen concerns and ways to prevent crime as a community,” said Sergeant DeAndrea of the Arvada Police Department.
National Night Out is a National Association of Town Watch initiative, bringing communities together to fight crime.