Omaha
1:02 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Community togetherness, safety promoted during National Night Out

Omaha will be joining communities nationwide next Tuesday for National Night Out.

National Night Out is in its 29th year. The goal is to bring neighbors together in a social setting. Omaha Police Officer Jennifer Nelson is overseeing National Night Out events in Omaha. She says they're important for community-building and awareness. "When neighbors know each other, when they know what's going on in the neighborhood, it I think shows these criminals out here that neighborhoods are organized and they're fighting back."

As of last week, 46 Omaha neighborhoods were registered to host National Night Out parties. Officer Nelson says registration isn't required unless neighborhoods want a police presence at the event.

More information on National Night Out is at www.natw.org/nno.