102 STAT, 982
PUBLIC LAW 100-396—AUG. 16, 1988
Public Law 100-396 100th Congress Joint Resolution Aug. 16, 1988 [S.J. Res. 294]
Designating August 9, 1988, as "National Neighborhood Crime Watch Day".
Whereas neighborhood crime is of continuing concern to the American people; Whereas the fight against neighborhood crime requires people to work together in cooperation with law enforcement officials; Whereas neighborhood crime watch organizations are effective at promoting awareness about, and the participation of volunteers in, crime prevention activities at the local level; Whereas neighborhood crime watch groups can contribute to the Nation's war on drugs by helping to prevent their communities from becoming markets for drug dealers; and Whereas citizens across America will soon take part in a "National Night Out", a unique crime prevention event which will demonstrate the importance and effectiveness of community participation in crime prevention efforts by having people spend the period from 8 to 10 o'clock post meridian on August 9, 1988, with their
- neighbors in front of their homes: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That August 9, 1988, is designated as "National Neighborhood Crime Watch Day", and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe such day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. Approved August 16, 1988.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S J. Res. 294: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 134 (1988): July 26, considered and passed Senate. Aug. 9, considered and passed House.