National Night Out an annual event conducted by the Youth Leadership Institute of Erie Student Ambassador Leadership Team (SALT) and is held in partnership with the United Way of Erie County is an event that focuses on building community partnerships and opening up relationships between the Police and residents. The national event is dedicated to the development and promotion of various crime prevention programs including neighborhood watch groups, law enforcement agencies, state and regional crime prevention associations, businesses, civic groups and individuals, devoted to safer communities. Locally, our efforts consist of providing:

  • Crime Prevention activities
  • Police –community partnership
  • Neighborhood camaraderie

The residents are provided with helpful tools that can be used in the event of an emergency. On hand as well are College representatives that provide information to residents and older adults who are seeking to advance themselves academically. The event seeks to build neighborhood camaraderie and awareness of those partnerships that can assist people in the neighborhood through life at every level. The event features clowns, face painting, music, balloons and free food for all. The Erie Police Department provides Police Cruisers and the Erie Fire Department provides Fire Trucks to assist in building community.

Click the image to view some of the photos from the event.