National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships within neighborhoods across the nation. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the St. Cloud Police Department. It will involve over 16,940 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. In all, over 38 million people are expected to participate in “America’s Night Out Against Crime.”
On National Night Out from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. residents in neighborhoods throughout St. Cloud and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening with neighbors and police. Many neighborhoods throughout St. Cloud will be hosting a variety of special events including block parties, cookouts, contests, youth activities and anti-crime rallies. St. Cloud Police Officers, Firefighters and other public safety personnel visit these activities.
National Night Out is designed to:
Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
Generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts
Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships
Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime.
You may register your St. Cloud National Night Out activity for visits by calling the Crime Prevention Specialist with the St. Cloud Police Department at (320) 345-4182 or by emailing Crime Prevention.