Hundreds to promote safety, raise awareness at Honolulu’s National Night Out

Hawaii Independent Staff

HONOLULU—National Night Out is America‚Äôs night out against crime. In cities across the nation, neighbors, law enforcement officers, businesses, and community groups will come together to take a stand against crime.

Here in Honolulu more than 400 community volunteers will join with Honolulu Police officers and business partners to sign wave and celebrate continuing community efforts to fight crime.

National Night Out in Honolulu will take place on Tuesday, August 2 from 5:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Volunteers will line Salt Lake Boulevard and wave signs promoting traffic safety, crime prevention, and drug avoidance. 

Following the sign waving, the groups will move to the Target parking lot for a short program recognizing the work of the Neighborhood Security Watch groups. There will be entertainment, soft drinks, and snacks until 8:30 p.m.

Along with thanking the volunteers who work year round to prevent crime in their neighborhoods, National Night Out is a way to raise awareness for crime and drug prevention programs, generate support for neighborhood anti-crime programs, and strengthen police and community partnerships.

The public is invited to National Night Out.  There will be educational material on crime prevention and information on starting a Neighborhood Security Watch program.