National Night Out

National Night Out (NNO) is a unique community-police crime prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch that takes place on the first Tuesday in August of each year.

The next National Night Out will take place on

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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  1. Overview
  2. Planning Your Event
  3. Register Your Event
  4. 2018 Schedule of Events

National Night Out Overview


To celebrate National Night Out, city neighborhood organizations and watch groups host a variety of events
designed to:
  1. Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs,
  2. Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness,
  3. Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back and,
  4. Strengthen neighborhood spirit.
Along with traditional displays of outdoor lights and front porch vigils, city neighborhoods have participated in a variety of events over the years that have included block parties, cook outs, visits from local police, fire department and city officials, flashlight walks, contests, and youth programs.

Participating in National Night Out is an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program that promotes neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in our efforts in maintaining a safe community.

If your neighborhood or apartment community does not currently have a recognized Neighborhood Watch or community group and you would be interested in starting one, contact the Office of Neighborhood Services and we can help you take a bite out of crime!