Neighborhood Watch groups and other groups throughout the county are having an impact on crime reduction. Calls for suspicious activities have increased and the results have helped us direct our Focus Patrols to those areas that you have indicated need additional support. As we continue to build our Neighborhood Watch program and our Focused Patrol process, together we will continue to improve our crime reduction results. National Night Out events provide an opportunity to recognize your group’s efforts and to respond to questions or concerns that you might have.


On a national scale, National Night Out is designed to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local crime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and sheriff – community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.


Please start making plans for your August 6, 2019, National Night Out event now! If you would like us to come to your event, please contact us no later than July 23, 2019, in order for us to schedule support from our office. We enjoy the opportunities to meet with your neighborhoods and look forward to hearing from you.


For more information or to register your event, contact Community Services Coordinator Michael Mattingly at