Larimer County Sheriff's Office encouraging neighborhoods to participate in National Night Out

The 32nd Annual National Night Out is set for Aug. 4 in Larimer County. NNO is a community building campaign started by the National Association of Town Watch and promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer and better places to live.

NNO enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement. It brings back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

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NNO is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for (and participation in) local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit, and establish police-community partnerships. Get involved and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Neighborhoods can participate by having block parties, cookouts, flashlight walks and youth programs. The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office will stop by some neighborhoods to interact with residents and share crime prevention tips. These NNO events are fun, effective and inexpensive ways to interact with your neighbors and law enforcement.

Anyone interested in participating should contact Sheriff’s Auxiliary Unit Coordinator Barbara Bennett at 970-498-5159. Information is also available at