Muskegon is the recipient of a National Award from the National Association of Town Watch which recognizes outstanding participation in “America’s Night Out Against Crime” – National Night Out.

This is the result of the efforts of twelve of the Neighborhood Associations in the City of Muskegon who held special events on the evening of August 4, 2015 to bring residents together to get to know each other and foster a cooperative effort between residents and police in addressing crime issues in their neighborhoods.

The Muskegon Public Safety Office congratulates all of those who participated in NNO 2015 with activities that contributed to the receiving of this award.

National Night Out is designed to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Many of us have reached the point where we no longer know our neighbors and our own neighborhoods. In order to make our neighborhoods safer, police and residents need to work together. Get to know your neighbors so you will be better equipped to be able to tell when something is out of place or suspicious and know when to call 911. We need a concerted effort if we are going to drive crime out of our neighborhoods.

For more information about National Night Out which happens the first Tuesday in August ever year please visit

Again, congratulations to all of those who participated in NNO 2015 on a job well done.