National Night Out

National Night Out is a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (National Association of Town Watch) and it is celebrated the first Tuesday of August each year. In Keene this is a bi-annual event. The next event in Keene will be Tuesday August 4, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

The National Night Out campaign involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. 

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs;
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

For more information about National Night Out, please go to the following website:

Special Thanks to our Community Partners 

The success of National Night Out is assured by the generous support of Sean King Rentals, Ace Rentals, Cumberland Farms, West Street T-Bird, Athens Pizza, Keene Police Officers Association, Keene Police Supervisors Association, Keene Police Benevolent Association, and Target, a national sponsor of National Night Out.

Additionally we are grateful for the assistance of the Keene Fire Department, the Public Works Department, the Cheshire County Department of Corrections, the Cheshire County Sheriff's Department, the NH State Police, the New Hampshire Liquor Commission Bureau of Enforcement, Keene State College Department of Campus Safety, the Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention, the Southeast Neighborhood Group, and the Red Cross.