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The New York Office Participates in the 27th Annual National Night Out

FBI New York August 04, 2010

On Tuesday, August 3, 2010, neighbors throughout the five boroughs of New York City joined forces with thousands of neighborhoods across the U.S. for the “27th Annual National Night Out” (NNO), an event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). The FBI participated in six locations throughout the five boroughs while over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases around the world contributed nationwide.

The NNO brings together citizens and law enforcement agencies for an evening focused on crime prevention and public safety while enjoying good food, fine beverages, and delightful music. Over 35 million people nationwide participated in this effective and fun event that promotes a united effort linking neighborhood and community partnerships with federal, state, and local law enforcement, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations, and local government officials. All share the common objective of creating and maintaining safer neighborhoods throughout the nation.

The FBI has supported the event since its origin in 1984 and continues to celebrate New Yorkers’ dedication to public safety and their communities in general.

National Night Out
Special Agent Jackie Delaney (hat on left) and FBI team member Peggy Candrilli interacting with the public at Midland Beach in Staten Island
Photo Credit: FBI

"This is a night to celebrate the success of Neighborhood Watch," Acting Assistant Director in Charge George Venizelos said. "New Yorkers’ commitment and dedication to their communities are key reasons our city remains a very safe place to work, visit, and live."