| September 28, 2012 -
The Knoxville Police Department is reminding citizens that Tuesday, October 2, 2012, is designated National Night Out for the City of Knoxville.
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.
It also generates support for and participation in anticrime programs while strengthening neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.
Plus it sends a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Traditionally, National Night Out is held during the first week of August. Due to extreme heat and high humidity, the event was rescheduled to October to allow for cooler temperatures and increased participation.