Prince William County, VA… The Prince William County Police Department will observe the 37th National Night Out celebration on October 6 this year, to coincide with October's Crime Prevention Month, although COVID-19 restrictions will be in place for the safety of the community and police officers.Police encourage County residents to lock their doors, turn on outdoor lights and spend the evening of Tuesday, October 6, outside with their families and neighbors – using appropriate social distancing, of course – as a symbol that community and law enforcement are essential to neighborhood quality of life.
National Night Out – coordinated by the Crime Prevention Unit of the Police Department in partnership with the Prince William Crime Prevention Council – creates healthy neighborhoods block by block, to help neighbors know one another, to celebrate community, and to take steps to make neighborhoods safer for all residents.
Additionally, National Night Out helps build positive relationships between the community and the Police Department. Neighborhood Watch programs, and National Night Out, help to create a neighborhood network to prevent crime and enhance the quality of life in the County.
Watches throughout the County will host motorcade stops where police officers and other law enforcement personnel can meet neighbors. COVID-19 restrictions will necessitate some changes from previous years, primarily not having the public enter police vehicles.
For more information, call the Crime Prevention Unit at 703-792-7270.