What is National Night Out?
It's America's Night Out Against Crime!
The "31st Annual National Night Out" (NNO), a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Click here for more information.
Sgt. Hazen Lango, the National Night Out Knight, Mayor Matt Powell,
and Chief Sean Mannix are ready to kick off National Night Out, Tuesday, August 6, 2013!
This year the City of Cedar Park has elected to celebrate National Night Out on the first Tuesday of October 2014. Cedar Park strongly supports our citizens' recommendation to move the National Night Out celebration to a month which has traditionally been a lot cooler.
We cordially invite you and your community to be a part of our NIGHT OUT team. The City of Cedar Park received national recognition in 2013 for its efforts from National Night Out in Category 3, which is cities with a population between 50,000-99,999.
Last year's National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 10,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In all, over 37 million people participated in National Night Out 2013.
National Night Out is designed to:
- Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
- Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships
- Send a message to criminals, letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back
Click here to find out more about the history of NATW and National Night Out.
Along with the traditional display of outdoor lights and front porch vigils, cities, towns and neighborhoods celebrate NNO with a variety of events and activities such as:
- block parties
- visits from local police and sheriff departments
- flashlight walks
- youth programs
NNO has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in our fight for a safer nation. Plus, the benefits your community will derive from NNO will most certainly extend well beyond the one night.
The official 2014 NNO Registration form is available on this site. Simply complete the online form and submit it. (Note: There is no cost to register or participate!) You can also download the Road Closure form here.
Thank you in advance for your interest, support and early response.