|Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Chief Cathy Lanier, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray and United States Park Police Acting Chief Rob D. MacLean welcome the community to the 31st annual National Night Out events in Washington, D.C.|
In 1984, an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities was introduced to creat police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie, and send a message to criminals to let them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
The National Association of Town Watch (NATW), a non-profit organization dedicated to the develoopment and promotion of various crime prevention programs including neighborhood watch groups, law enforcement agencies, State and regional crime prevention associations, and other groups devoted to safter communities, introduced National Night Out, "America's Night Out Against Crime."
Joining in the celebration of 31 years of National Night Out service, the United States Park Police Field Offices participated in the 2014 National Night Out program on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.
U.S. Park Police officers from Washington, DC, participated in activities in River Terrace Park, Fort Circle Park, and various locations in Alexandria, VA. The San Francisco Field Office joined the San Francisco Police Department and Fire Department at the Ernest Ingold Boys and Girls Club to interact with the community and promote agency awareness.