NNO, coordinated by the National Association of Town Watch, is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anticrime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. In the City of Newburgh, police calls for service on NNO drop significantly-to only around half as many on a comparable Tuesday in the summer.
This year will mark the 29th national observance and the 15th year of the Greater Newburgh Community’s participation, with the support of the City of Newburgh government and Police Department. The focus will once again be on bringing the community together in one site. In addition to community booths and children’s activities, there will be free food, games and activities, the Aquatic Center will be open and soccer and basketball games will be organized.