Several cities to participate in National Night Out

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on August 5, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 5 at 5:38 PM

SUFFOLK -- Residents across Hampton Roads will take a stand against crime in their neighborhoods Tuesday when they participate in National Night out.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts, and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

This yearly event is being celebrated by over 37.8 million people and 16,124 communities.

CHESAPEAKE
The South Norfolk Neighborhood Watch is hosting a fun night out for the entire family that is free and open to the public.

The event will be at Lakeside Park at 1441 Bainbridge Blvd. from 5:30 - 9 p.m.

For more information, contact Kenny Martin at 757-358-6112 or sonowatch@gmail.com.

Attorney General Herring will join Chesapeake Sheriff Jim O'Sullivan at the Third Precinct- Deep Creek at 5:30 p.m. and the South Norfolk Community Center at 5:45 p.m.

NORFOLK
Norfolk will host National Night out at Berkley Park from 6 - 9 p.m.

For more information, click here.

PORTSMOUTH
The City of Portsmouth has decided to host their official kick-off for this event on Saturday, October 4, 2014.  

For more information about National Night Out please contact LaTisha Branch with the Portsmouth Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit at (757) 393-8092 or branchs@portsmouthva.gov.

SUFFOLK
Suffolk's National Night Out celebration will feature over 40 events across the city.  All are free and open to the public.

The evening will begin with a community kick-off ceremony at the Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion located at 524 North Main Street. Motorcade tours will be visiting community events across Suffolk’s 430 square miles immediately following the kick-off ceremony.

Participants are asked to use the hashtag #suffolknno when posting to social media sites to help show what your community is doing to celebrate National Night Out.

In 2013, Suffolk received the highest honors from the National Association of Town Watch for any city in Virginia for their “going away party for crime.”

Click here for more information on Suffolk’s National Night Out.

VIRGINIA BEACH

Virginia Beach communities hope to send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime.
   
Some of the neighborhoods participating throughout Virginia Beach are: Appomattox Village/Courthouse Estates, Christopher Farms, Hunt Club Forrest, Landstown Lakes, Ocean Lakes, Reflections Apartments, Strawbridge, Tivoli Apartments, Croatan, Great Neck Meadows, KOA Campground, Linkhorn Cove, Bellamy Plantation, Lake Edward, Kempsville Lake, Lake Shores, Abingdon Village, Lake Christopher, Larkspur, Stratford Chase and Greenrun/Chimney Hill.

Most events begin around 6 p.m.

Organizers encourage residents to leave their porch lights on all night to show support.

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