13th Annual National Night Out Against Crime Celebration

Working Together as a Community to Promote a Safe and Positive Port Jervis and Greater Tri-State Area!

The Port Jervis Area National Night Out Against Crime Committee and Port Jervis Police Department is pleased to announce that we are holding our 13th annual National Night Out celebration on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 6:00pm at beautiful Riverside Park located in the City of Port Jervis.  Last year’s event was attended by over four thousand people and sixty community based organizations from the Tri-State region. On behalf of the committee, we would be honored if you could attend our event!

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support and participation in local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community relationships, and send a strong message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back to instill a safe and positive atmosphere in our community. 

This important event is a celebration of our community’s commitment to improving the quality of life for our residents, especially our youth, through the promotion of positive, healthy life styles.  This can only be accomplished through building strong partnerships between the community, local health and human service providers, faith based organizations, local businesses, schools, civic organizations and emergency services organizations (Police, Fire, EMS) community.  Crime, drug abuse, and disorder are a community problem, and together, we can effectively address the needs of our community. We are confident that we can make a difference and send a clear message that we are united, we are strong, and that we are committed to making the Tri-State community a safe and healthy place to live and raise our families.

National Night Out has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable family oriented program to promote neighborhood spirit and community partnerships in our fight for a safer community.  We have made some changes to this year’s event and have removed the bounce houses and obstacle courses in order to enhance community participation and interaction with the various organizational tables, displays and interactive activities. The community benefits of this event extend well beyond the one night and throughout the year! Along with the traditional display of outdoor lights, this year’s event will feature the following activities.

National Night Out Against Crime Itinerary

5:00pm:  Line-Up- Parade at City Hall

5:30pm:  Port Pride! Proud To Be Drug Free Parade

  • Line-up at 5:00pm at the Port Jervis Municipal Building
  • All area youth and teens are encouraged to wear their favorite Port Jervis Pride T-Shirt and march together with police officers, city and school officials, neighborhood watch members and residents to display our pride and commitment to be a drug-free community!

6:00pm:  NNO Festivities

  • The event officially begins at Riverside Park where participants can enjoy free food and refreshments, DJ entertainment, free bicycle and prize raffles, games and children’s recreational activities, law enforcement, fire department and emergency medical services demonstrations and displays, and visit the many information tables and displays to receive valuable literature, information, and advice from the various community based organizations and event participants.

The Committee would like to express our gratitude to the various organizations, local churches, businesses, civic groups and individuals who have volunteered their time or generously donated to help support this event.  National Night Out is truly a community activity and we are fortunate for the strong community support provided by these organizations. We look forward to seeing you at this effective, inexpensive and family-oriented program that promotes neighborhood spirit and community partnerships in our perpetual battle for a safe and healthy community!

With sincere appreciation from the Port Jervis Area National Night Out Committee,

William J. Worden
Chief of Police

Please call 845-858-4065 if you should have any questions pertaining to this year’s event. If your business would like to participate in or sponsor this event, complete our National Night Out Form by July 26.