Portsmouth to Celebrate National Night Out With Neighborhood Events and an Essay Contest for Youth

The Portsmouth Police Department announces that 22 neighborhoods in the City of Portsmouth will be hosting National Night Out festivities during the annual event on Tuesday, August 1st.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.  National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.  Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Attention all Portsmouth resident-  to find out the details of your neighborhood’s National Night Out event, contact your civic league or neighborhood watch representative or send an email to branchs@portsmouthva.gov.

Also, as part of the National Night Out activities for 2017, the Portsmouth Police Department is hosting an Essay Contest for Portsmouth youth ages 10 to 17.

The theme for the essay contest is “Neighborhoods United” and each age group (10-13 and 14-17) will be judged independently for creativity with prizes awarded to the winners.

Please submit your essay of 200 words or less by August 1, 2017 to:
S. Latisha Branch
801 Water Street, 4th Floor
Portsmouth Va. 23704

or, via email at: