National Night Out


National Night Out - Parking Lot Party
Monday, Oct. 1, 2018; 5-7:30 pm 
Renaissance Place, 405 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 Monday, Oct. 1. 

The WFPD is marking the occasion by hosting a National Night Out “Parking Lot Party” from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St.

As a special part of this year’s event, the "Mater" and "Lightning McQueen" replica cars from the movie, "Cars," will be on site for families to enjoy.

National Night Out (NNO) typically takes place on the first Tuesday in August. However, the WFPD offers the event in the fall to take advantage of cooler outdoor temperatures. By scheduling NNO later in the year, police officials hope greater numbers of residents will take part in the festivities.

What is National Night Out? 
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 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.

You're Invited to Our NNO Parking Lot Party 
Our Oct. 1 NNO Parking Lot Party promises something for everyone, including food and special prizes, as well as fire, police and EMS vehicle displays. A DJ will also be on site, along with representatives from Target, the national sponsor of NNO.  

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. 

Community crime prevention officers will 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. Attendees can also enter a special raffle to support Special Olympics.

For more information, contact Officer S. Graham at 919-761-3132.

Free parking is available along several downtown streets and in several business parking lots.