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List of scheduled National Night Out 2013 events

Looking to find the National Night Out event closest to you on Tuesday night? Here are links to a list of events for areas in each of the department's patrol districts:

Eastern District National Night Out events
Central District National Night Out events
Western District National Night Out events

Saint Paul National Night Out 2013

In the city of Saint Paul, National Night Out (NNO) has been an annual event on the first Tuesday of every August for the past 29 years.  It is citywide celebration that includes all segments of the community to “Give Drugs & Crime A Going Away Party”! 
This will continue to build stronger, healthier, neighborhoods with the quality of life that everyone desires and deserves.
NNO also helps to build partnerships & trust between police & community.

Although NNO is a one day/night of the year event, neighbors repeatedly report that the neighbors they meet that day help to build stronger neighborhoods throughout the year.  The relationships enable them to stay connected to one another, and help to encourage dialogue between each other so if they see or hear activities, they inform each other.

Last year’s NNO involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, businesses, and neighborhood organizations. 
In all there were over 15,110 communities nationwide and over 37 million people participated in NNO 2012!  
In Saint Paul, we had close to 300 events and it was estimated approximately 34,475 people participated which
is why Saint Paul was awarded #1 nationwide in 2012  by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW).

Police Chief Tom Smith grills some tasty burgers and asks you to "start your own party" in this fun video message:



National Night Out is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized

Neighborhoods choose what works for them as far as what and how they will hold their events.  Along
with the traditional block parties, many neighbors ‘celebrate’ NNO with events and activities such as:

  • Cook outs
  • Pot luck dinners
  • Games, sidewalk chalk, and treasure hunts
  • Parades and treasure hunts
  • EVERYONE AGREES TO TURN ON THEIR PORCH OR OUTSIDE LIGHTS!

Get involved and strengthen your neighborhood with an NNO event!  Call Pam McCreary for more information at 651-266-5455.

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