National Night Out

National Night Out (NNO) is a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and it is celebrated the first Tuesday of August each year. In Keene this had become a bi-annual event. Though the past NNO events were popular and successful, National Night Out will no longer be held at the Keene Police Department. 

However, a replacement event, an open house, is currently planned and will be held at the Keene Police Department on June 28, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00PM.  It will have many of the same goals as NNO.  We believe this will become a popular Department sponsored community event.

Due to the success of NNO we wish to leave information concerning it, as well as reminders of past events,  on this page.  A future page will be constructed for the KPD Open House Event.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs;
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

For more information about National Night Out, please go to the following website:

Special Thanks to our Community Partners 

The success of National Night Out was assured by the generous support of Sean King Rentals, Ace Rentals, Cumberland Farms, West Street T-Bird, Athens Pizza, Keene Police Officers Association, Keene Police Supervisors Association, Keene Police Benevolent Association, and Target, a national sponsor of National Night Out.

Additionally we were grateful for the assistance of the Keene Fire Department, the Public Works Department, the Cheshire County Department of Corrections, the Cheshire County Sheriff's Department, the NH State Police, the New Hampshire Liquor Commission Bureau of Enforcement, Keene State College Department of Campus Safety, the Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention, the Southeast Neighborhood Group, and the Red Cross.