Since 1984, communities in the United States have been coming together each year with law enforcement to raise awareness on crime prevention. The Orange County Sheriff's Office will be recognizing the 36th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, October 1.
In addition to celebrating National Night Out community events, neighborhoods can enter our Crime Prevention themed contest. For participating communities and Neighborhood Watch groups entering the contest, there will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners selected. This will be based on the following criteria:
- The group's creativity correlating their community event to this year's theme: A Moment of Time Can Prevent a Crime,
- The amount of neighborhood participation, and
- The crime prevention measures that are incorporated.
Communities are able to enter this information when registering for National Night Out.
The winners of the contest will receive a visit from Sheriff John Mina, members of his Senior Staff, and various members from the Specialized Patrol Division (Marine, Motors, and Mounted Units).
We invite every community to enter the contest, but it is not mandatory. Communities should still register their National Night Out event with us, even if they opt not to enter the contest. We look forward to celebrating National Night Out activities in all of our communities in Orange County.