Wednesday, August 2, 2017

34th Annual National Night Out a success in Nevada

On Tuesday, August 1st, the residents of Nevada joined forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “34th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event.

National Night Out, which is co-sponsored locally by the Nevada Police Department and the Nevada Parks & Recreation Department, involves over 16,728 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. 


In all, over 38.3 million people were expected to participate in ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime’.

In Nevada, we hosted a swim party at the Walton Aquatic Center. The evening began with Mayor Brian Leonard presenting Chief Casey Crain with a Proclamation for the 2017 National Night Out and Wes Morton singing our National Anthem.

We would like to thank all of the event sponsors and supporters including 3M, Belles and Beaus, Car Cruse-In, Cavener’s Office Supply, City of Nevada, Dairy Queen, Davison’s Shoes, Debbi’s Herb Shop, Delway, Eddies Auto, Family Video, Gideon’s, Head Turnerz, Heritage State Bank, Ice Cream Escape, Honey’s Hope, Iguana Azul, KCP&L, Kilted Raven Studios, Lions Club, Los Sauces, McDonalds, Med Flight, Missouri Highway Patrol, Missouri Dept. of Conservation, Moss House, Nevada Fire Department, Nevada Police Department, Nevada Regional Medical Center, On My Own, Orscheln Farm & Home, Rinehart Jewelry, Sonic, Sutherland’s, UMC Kingdom Kid Pre-K, Vernon County Ambulance District, Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, Wal-Mart, West Central Community Action Agency, and Woods Supermarket.

National Night Out is a night for America to stand together to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity and showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight to build a safer nation.