National Night Out – August 7th 

                Nashua Set to Observe

       “America’s Night Out Against Crime”

(NASHUA) — On Tuesday, August 7th neighborhoods throughout Nashua are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 35th Annual National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the Nashua Police Department, Nashua Fire-Rescue, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Nashua, and the Nashua Police Athletic League, will involve over 15,325 communities in all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world.

NNO is being supported locally and nationally in part by Home Depot, Michaels Crafts and Target stores. Nashua’s two Target stores are sponsors for the Nashua evening and will have a number of staff on hand to assist with the evening program.

National Night Out is designed to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and working with local law enforcement.

From 5:30 to 8 p.m. on August 7th residents from neighborhoods throughout Nashua are invited to join with members of the community neighborhood watch groups, city officials and departments to take part in numerous events, including a family swim, and information work-shops at the Boys and Girls Club at One Positive Place.


National Night Out – Nashua

The hi-light of the evening will be the graduation ceremony from the Nashua Police Departments 2nd Annual Youth Police Academy. The five week program gave young boys and girls, ages 10 to 16, a close up look at how the department operates. Co-sponsored with the Nashua Racial and Ethnic Diversity (RED) program, participants were drawn from Nashua PAL, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua.

Attendees participated in the Mirror program, heard from the Nashua Prevention Coalition, DEA 360 program and sat in on a session at the 9th Circuit Court. In addition, the students had a K-9 demonstration and the Hazardous Device Units robot.


DEA Associate SAC Jon Delena will hold a special session for parents and guardians on the opioid situation in Nashua and the region at 6pm in the Education Center at the club.

Other events include live entertainment, face painting, a diving demo by the Nashua Police department Dive Team in the BGC pool, a demonstration by Nashua Fire-Rescue of safe home evacuation, family activities, games, information on safe neighborhoods, free food and snacks, raffles and give-a-ways.

 There is no charge for this event which is open to all Nashua neighborhoods.  

For more information contact: 

Ed Lecius

Community Policing Coordinator 


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