National Night Out 2018
Has moved to October
The new date is Tuesday October 2, 2018
For more information about Rock Hill's 2018 National Night Out, please call Lt. Tim Ayers with the RHPD Community Service Division at 803-329-7262. You may also call Neighborhood Empowerment Project Specialist Elaine Wilmore at 803-817-5141.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood fellowship to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August (Texas celebrates on the first Tuesday in October because of the hot and humid weather and we have decided to try the fall this year). We are asking neighborhoods to continue to participate as they have in the past by hosting block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more. It's an opportunity to thank our neighbors and law enforcement across the nation.
Participation in the City of Rock Hill's National Night Out has grown steadily over the years. This past year for 2017 we had 37 neighborhoods participating in the event by holding block parties, ice cream socials, fish-fries, barbecues, and back-to-school events! In support of our neighborhoods, the City of Rock Hill sends caravans made up of City officials and representatives from Rock Hill Police, Fire, EMT, City Management, Neighborhood Empowerment, etc. out to each neighborhood event. City Council members participate in the visits as well.