National Night Out
What is National Night Out?
The City of Waseca has a community celebration at Clear Lake Park encompassing the concept listed below. The Waseca Police Department, Waseca Fire Department, South Central SWAT Team, North Ambulance, Red Cross and other community stakeholders come together to share experiences, discuss strategies, and get-to-know our fellow citizens.
If you have questions about NNO, please contact the police department at 835-9720.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to:
- Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
- Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
- Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
- Along with the traditional display of outdoor lights and front porch vigils, cities, towns and neighborhoods ‘celebrate’ NNO with a variety of events and activities such as:
- block parties
- visits from local police and sheriff departments
- parades, exhibits
- flashlight walks
- youth programs
NNO has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in our fight for a safer nation. Plus, the benefits your community will derive from NNO will most certainly extend well beyond the one night.