Updated with video: National Night Out

The Asheville Police Department (APD), Asheville Fire Department (AFD), and the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) will host a local National Night Out (NNO) event 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville.

National Night Out is a nationwide outreach program brings neighborhoods together to strengthen community spirit and promote collaboration and trust between residents and local law enforcement. The event will feature food, inflatables, face painting, raffles and the chance to tour several public safety vehicles. Target Inc. is a nationwide sponsor of National Night Out and will be partnering with the City of Asheville to provide volunteers, as well as donate food and raffle items for the event. KISS Country FM will provide entertainment for both children and adults.

Community members are also invited to meet Asheville’s new Police Chief, Tammy Hooper, during National Night Out.

In addition, Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan and public safety officers from APD, AFD, and BCSO will provide tips about crime prevention and general home and personal safety.

After the event residents are encouraged to return to their neighborhoods for crime-prevention events. Interested neighborhoods can contact APD Crime Prevention Officer Keith McCulloch (kmcculloch@ashevillenc.gov, 259-5834) or BSCO Crime Prevention Officer Kimberly Mull (Kimberly.mull@buncombecountync.org, 250-4427) for registration and additional information.



The City would like to thank our sponsors for this event – Target, Nextdoor, Rock 105.1, Star 104.3, News Radio 570 (WWNC) and KISS Country.

In the event of inclement weather, please check the City of Asheville Recreation Weather Hotline, 251-4082, to see if National Night Out will take place as scheduled.

For more information about the National Night Out initiative, visit natw.org.