The Lilburn Police Department is proud to announce that Lilburn's 2017 National Night Out, held Aug. 1, was ranked No. 22 among small cities nationwide that held the event. This is the fourth year in a row that the Lilburn event has been recognized by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW).
“Every year, officers and members of the public gather together at National Night Out to build a stronger partnership. These types of fun, relaxed interactions break down barriers between the police and the community," said Police Chief Bruce Hedley. "We’re grateful to the businesses, nonprofits, and all of the neighboring police departments and county agencies that participate in the event each year."
SafetySmart Lilburn coordinated volunteers, sponsors, and vendors for Lilburn's National Night Out, which drew 2,000 people to Lilburn City Park on Aug. 1, 2017.
The national awards program honors registered cities, military bases, and various communities on the participation and success of their National Night Out efforts. National Night Out is a nationwide event designed to generate citizen support and participation in local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit, and build police-community relationships. The event celebrated its 34th year in 2017 and included more than 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases around the world, according to NATW.
View all award winners.