National Night Out

National Night Out - Street Party
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015; 5 - 7:30 pm 
Centennial Plaza, Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.

The Wake Forest Police Department (WFPD) is encouraging area residents, businesses, neighborhood groups and homeowners associations to show their support for police-community crime prevention partnerships by participating in this year’s National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 4. 

National Night Out (NNO) teams law enforcement agencies with citizens, community leaders, civic groups, and local businesses to promote safe, healthy neighborhoods. NNO is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

The WFPD is marking the occasion by hosting a National Night Out “Street Party” from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in town hall’s Centennial Plaza and along Brooks Street in downtown Wake Forest. Town hall is located at 301 S. Brooks St. 

Our street party promises something for everyone including food and special prizes, as well as fire, police and EMS vehicle displays. 

American Legion Wake Forest Post 187 will offer a variety of concessions, including hamburgers and hot dogs, in exchange for a donation to its troop support programs. 

The Wake Forest Police Department will provide child identification fingerprint kits where parents can have their children photographed and fingerprinted. Community crime prevention officers will also be on hand to distribute information on topics such as vehicle security, home security, and personal safety.

The police department will also offer a K-9 demonstration and D.A.R.E. presentation and share information on upcoming Neighborhood Watch initiatives.

Area community owners and businesses are invited to participate. For more information, contact Officer S. Graham at 919-761-3132.


A portion of South Brooks Street will be closed during National Night Out. 

Free parking is available along several downtown streets and in several business parking lots. To view a map of parking options, click on the National Night Out parking map to the right.