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Our Annual National Night Out is August 2, 2016

Big neighborhood block party from 7 to 9 pm

VIDEO: Click here to watch a video of the event

PHOTOS: Hundreds of Pimmit Hills neigbhors came out to enjoy the event. See photos from our 2012 National Night Out:

The Pimmit Hills Citizens Association will participate again this year in the nation-wide Annual National Night Out event, held on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 by hosting a big neighborhood block party.

The fun starts at 7 pm. Everyone in Pimmit Hills is invited -- homeowners and renters, families and singles, adults and kids, dogs and cats. It’s a great time to meet your neighbors! Our local police will also stop by.

This year's event features:

  • Local Fairfax County police and firefighters
  • Lyons Club booth
  • 'Famous' green Pimmit Hills t-shirts for sale ($6-$8)

LOCAL BUSINESSES & ORGANIZATIONS: Bring a table to the event and publicize your services and products. There is no cost to attend but you must supply your own table. Please contact us to let us know if you will join us.

What is National Night Out (NNO)? It’s a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch.

Held on the first Tuesday of August every year, neighbors lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside together. NNO 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.


Keeping Your Home Safe in Pimmit Hills

When Pimmit Hills citizens take positive steps by learning how to secure their property and report suspicious activities around their homes, they are helping themselves as well as their neighbors.

Two of every three burglaries were committed in residential dwellings, the majority of which (60%) occurred during daylight hours. About 64% of all burglaries required forcing a door or window to gain entry. Remember the three D’s of burglary prevention:

Deter

Sound residential security practices and good locks are a deterrent since they eliminate the opportunity for an easy burglary.

Detect

The possibility of detection is increased if you can force a burglar to work where he can be observed. A burglar also wants to avoid drawing attention to himself by making noise, such as breaking glass or smashing doors. Alarms on doors and windows are the surest way to detect a burglar, but watchful neighbors alert to unusual activity who will notify law enforcement authorities are also an effective means of detection.

Delay

Delaying a burglar for four minutes is generally considered sufficient to prevent entry into a residential dwelling. A burglar wants to avoid being caught, so the longer it takes to force a door or window, the greater his risk. It is nearly impossible to make a house or apartment impregnable, but it is relatively easy and inexpensive to make forced entry difficult and to delay the burglar.

 

 

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