National Night Out

What is National Night Out?

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.”  

Registration Now Open

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.

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Download the 2023 National Night Out Packet that has everything you need to know to host an event in St. Cloud

Why Participate?

National Night Out is designed to:

  1. Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
  2. Generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts
  3. Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships
  4. Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime.


In order for us to get police and other city officials to visit your event we need to know that you're having it. Your information will only be shared with our staff and will not be publicly displayed anywhere. Please register your National Night Out Event.

For More Information

You can visit the National Night Out official page for more information