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Wednesday, August 6 was the 30th Anniversary of National Night Out and the District of Columbia Housing Authority partnered with members of the Benning Terrace Community to affirm our aversion to crime and disorder. The overcast sky didn’t keep residents from coming out to enjoy food, fun and fellowship with neighbors and friends.

National Night Out involves over 37 million people and 15,000 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide. Since 1984, this event has been used to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and to send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

“The best part about National Night Out is the police presence in the community,” said DCHAPD Deputy Chief Millhouse. “Unfortunately, many youth only see police when they are arresting people; this allows us to show a softer side.” 

National Night Out programs are held annually, on the first Tuesday of August.

McGruff The Crime Dog and DCHAPD Deputy Chief Jesse Millhouse were just as excited as the kids for National Night Out
McGruff The Crime Dog and DCHAPD Deputy Chief Jesse Millhouse were just as excited as the kids for National Night Out
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