The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, in 1984 began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
The first National Night Out, introduced by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) took place on Tuesday, August 7th 1984. That first year, 2.5 million Americans took part across 400 communities in 23 states.
National Night Out now involves over 37 million people and 15,000 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide. The traditional “lights on” campaign and symbolic front porch vigils turned into a celebration across America with various events and activities including, but not limited to, block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from emergency personnel, rallies and marches, exhibits, youth events, safety demonstrations and seminars, in effort to heighten awareness and enhance community relations.
Please join our 12th District Police Station for National Night Out and Car Show.
Bring the family on Tuesday, August 5 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
12th District Police Station, 1412 S. Blue Island
Car judging will be at 7 p.m.
Car show with trophies awarded, Jesse White Tumblers, Music by Sly “Hula-Hula” Fox, Police K-9 Unit, Food and Refreshments, Police Mounted Unit, Fire Department Fire Truck
If you have a vehicle you would like to bring to the car show please contact the 12th District Community Policing Office. There is no preregistration but SPACE IS LIMITED and they would like a count of participants. (312-746-8306)
Best in Show, Best in Class: (up to 1949, 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s, and 2000)
Best in Make: Best Chevy, Best Ford, Best Mopar(Chrysler, Plymouth, Imperial, Desoto, Jeep and AMC) and Best Foreign car, Best motor and Best paint