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LVMPD holding virtual National Night Out event

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Posted at 1:32 PM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-06 19:06:45-04

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is bringing National Night Out back to its origins on Oct. 6 by asking neighbors to turn their porch lights on and tune into a virtual Facebook Live event as a show of support for police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.

National Night Out began 36 years ago with lights-on vigils and safety information being delivered to neighbors.

The event grew into large gatherings hosted by police to bring neighbors together to support unity and promote safety. But due to COVID-19 restrictions, large events are canceled this year.

There are a number of ways this year that residents can observe National Night Out:

- Turn porch lights on to support community and police partnerships.

- Have a small socially distanced gathering outside to get to know neighbors.

- View LVMPD’s live virtual event at 6 p.m. on Oct. 6 to showcase all of the people behind the scenes who work to fight crime in Las Vegas. That same program will also premiere live on LVMPD’s YouTube page.

- Follow LVMPD’s Twitter page, which will share safety information throughout the day on a number of topics.

For a complete list of crime prevention safety tips, click here.

Residents wanting to hold outside neighborhood get-togethers should lock their doors, keep the group small, remain socially distanced and keep their masks on.