North Carolina Central University (NCCU) Police Department, the Durham Police Department and the Durham Housing Authority have partnered to host the 31st Annual National Night Out—America’s Night Out Against Crime—on Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 3 to 7 p.m. in McDougald Terrace, a multi-family public housing community near NCCU.
National Night Out is part of a year-long national community building campaign designed to: (1) heighten crime prevention awareness, (2) generate support for and participation in local anti-crime programs, (3) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and (4) send a message to criminals to let them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
The partnering organizations will promote police-community partnerships, including crime, drug and violence prevention, public safety and neighborhood unity. The event will take place at T.A. Grady Recreation Facility, 531 Lakeland Street. National Night Out is free and open to the public. NCCU student volunteers will earn hour per hour for community service and can register here: http://www.nccu.edu/formsdocs/files/webforms/acslp01.cfm
NCCU Division of Student Affairs, Sodexho, Capital Area Tents, Target, Main Event Management, the Saturday Morning Brunch Club and Choice Neighborhood Initiative, just to name a few, are involved in Durham’s National Night Out. Community partners and vendors – including the Durham County Health Department, Alliance Behavioral Health, the Durham Crisis Response Center, United Way and the Durham Fire Department – will be on site.
For more information regarding National Night Out at McDougald Terrace, please contact Detective Bryant Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-530-7365.