The National Association of Town Watch has released its top award winners for participation in the 2012 National Night Out. Chesterfield County ranked sixth nationally and first in the state among localities with populations of 300,000 or more. Chesterfield County was ranked seventh nationally in 2011.
National Night Out was founded in 1984 to strengthen neighborhood spirit, foster partnerships between communities and law enforcement, generate support for and participation in local anticrime programs, and to heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention programs. In 2011, more than 37 million people participated in National Night Out activities.
For more information about National Night Out, visit http://www.natw.org/.