National Night Out
Many thanks to the following for a great 2021 NNO event!
- Everyone who planned, organized, and attended;
- Our 2021 sponsors: Brickhouse, Carburritos, Cooke Rentals, Kindred, Our Towns Cinemas, The Crazy Pig, Harris Teeter, Blue Line of Hope, Dr. Jazz Detailing, Premier Martial Arts, Morgan Sharron Photography, and Davidson College.
- Morgan Sharron and Mike Prather for the slideshow pictures.
- First Tuesday of August
- 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
- Roosevelt Wilson Park
The Davidson Police Department will be joined by the Davidson Fire Department, North Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers, and Atrium Health, who will all hand out information for adults and children.
Residents are encouraged to walk or ride a bike to the event.
Interested in volunteering at the 2021 National Night Out event? The Davidson Police Department is looking for your assistance! Please use the following link to sign up:
About National Night Out
National Night Out events began in Davidson on August 1, 2006, spearheaded by the Davidson African American Coalition under the leadership of Dora DuBose, Chair,and in partnership with the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department. She proposed plans for a local National Night Out with the support of the Davidson Police Department. The first events were held at the Ada Jenkins Center, and since then, most events have been held at the Roosevelt Wilson Park located in the West Davidson neighborhood, a historically African-American neighborhood. The annual celebration has grown each year and includes food, activities, and fun for all ages. The event is sponsored by the Davidson Police Department and North Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers.
National Night Out was first established in 1984 by Matt Peskin of the National Association of Town Watch to improve police-community relationships, increase crime prevention awareness, and strengthen neighborhood camaraderie. The Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department originally partnered with police departments and neighborhood organizations in the inner city and town neighborhoods to sponsor the program.