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National Night Out

Location: Your Neighborhood
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

UPDATE: Some Central Texas cities have moved National Night Out to a later date. Please check with your local news outlet or Police Department for the rescheduled date


National Night Out is a great opportunity for citizens and law enforcement to partner up against crime. We invite you to attend the event, meet your neighbors and commit to helping law enforcement reduce crime in your community.

This year, National Night Out is Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, from 7 to 9 p.m. Neighborhoods must register by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2017.

Click here to register your neighborhood!

National Night Out is designed to:

  1. Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
  2. Generate support and participation in crime efforts
  3. Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community relations
  4. Let criminals know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back

During the event, residents in neighborhoods throughout Austin and across the nation are asked to turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and spend the evening outside with their neighbors, police officers, firefighters and EMS paramedics. Events such as cookouts, block parties and neighborhood walks will all occur simultaneously throughout the city and nationwide.


This year's National Night Out Kick-Off Event will take place at Reagan High School on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information about National Night Out visit

You can join the National Night Out event by:

  1. Getting all of your neighbors to turn on their porch lights
  2. Organizing a block party or some type of neighborhood event
  3. Filling out and returning the National Night Out application to the address below: (2017 application coming soon)

How to join the National Night Out event: 

  • Austin Police Department Office of Community Liaison Attn: Veronica Saldate P. O. Box 689001 Austin, Texas 78768-9001
  • You may also Register Online OR fax your application to (512) 974-6222

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