Though West Chester is a fun and safe environment, it is always smart to stand against crime in town. Tomorrow night, August 2nd, National Night Out Against Crime, hosted by the Borough of West Chester, as it has been since 2013. It aims to have our community show support against crime and violence.
How You Can Participate:
According to the Borough of West Chester, the event includes residents supporting each other by locking up their residences and properties, turning on a porch light, and coming out into town to participate in a street festival with community members, first responders, and law officials. After the first National Night Out Against Crime, the “lights on” campaign with residents standing vigil on their porches became a nationwide celebration, with various activities to raise awareness about local and national crimes.
What It Means:
This will symbolize solidarity against crime and violence and will ensure that everyone is safe and happy. Since the First Annual “America’s Night Out Against Crime” on Tuesday, August 7, 1984, West Chester has adopted its mentality to solidify the sense of community, spirit, and determination that will lead to change and a brighter future.
- 1984 — 2.5 million Americans participated in the first National Night Out Against Crime among 400 communities across 23 states.
- Since 2016 — over 37 million Americans annually participate in this night in roughly 15,000 communities across all 50 states, United States territories, Canadian cities, and military bases.
For more information on how you can participate in the National Night Out Against Crime, or any additional inquiries, contact Chief Communication Officer Dave March at email@example.com