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National Night Out culminates annually on the first Tuesday in August.

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. The state of Texas and select areas celebrate the first Tuesday in October.

The best way to build a safer community is to know your neighbors and your surroundings. National Night Out triumphs over a culture that isolates us from each other and allows us to rediscover our own communities.


Kay Bailey Hutchison


National Night Out is an excellent program that helps the department build relationships with neighbors and create safer neighborhoods. This is one of the events we look forward to each year.


Police Chief George Turner

Atlanta Police Department

Parents and their children have the opportunity to see squad cars, various emergency response vehicles, a medical helicopter, learn about a wide variety of safety topics and partake in numerous interactive family friendly activities. The department’s public safety partners from the public, nonprofit and business sectors also participate.


Police Chief Eric Werner

Maple Grove Police Department

Positive interactions with our residents are invaluable and hold the key to building lasting community relationships. National Night Out stands as a time to reflect on our deep community ties and the obligations we have to each other.


Chief of Police Peter Newsham

Metropolitan Police Department

For law enforcement to be effective, it must have the support of the people it serves. We are truly fortunate to have the support of this community. National Night Out cements the importance of the partnership that is key to successful policing. This is a night to celebrate that.


Police Chief Mike Yaniero


My hope for starting National Night Out was to reach the community, especially the children, and let them see the officers of our department in a positive light. This event brings police officers and the members of the community together in a fun setting and gives them the opportunity to get to know the officers and ask questions. It brings us to them, instead of them having to come to us.


Lieutenant Matt Oglesbee

Bluffton Police Department