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National Night Out

Celebrate National Night Out 2020 with MPD!

NNO Save the Date.pngNational Night Out is generally held on the first Tuesday in August. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National NNO organizers are strongly recommending that all National Night Out 2020 areas celebrate on October 6th, the first Tuesday in October. The MPD will post updates on our National Night Out plans here as they become available.

On National Night Out, thousands of DC residents joined with their neighbors, police officers and other community leaders to celebrate National Night Out. From community cookouts to open houses – block parties, candlelight vigils and athletic events – DC is geared up for its annual celebration of “America’s Night Out Against Crime.” In addition to the numerous activities at the kickoff event, communities across DC – in all seven police districts – scheduled NNO events during the late afternoon and evening hours.

National Night Out (NNO) is an annual event, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, that takes place on the first Tuesday in August. Each year, the Metropolitan Police Department actively participates in National Night Out by rallying community members throughout the District of Columbia to join with neighbors and police officers in their PSAs to be a part of this annual event.

The National Night Out campaign involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from 9,500 communities from all 50 states, US territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide.

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 and fighting back.

If you have any questions or want more information about any National Night Out events, please contact the Community Outreach Supervisors:

Evelyn Lopez
Supervisor, Community Outreach, PSN
(202) 724-9542
[email protected]

Tia Ellis
Supervisor, Community Outreach, PSS
202.727.9731 (office)
[email protected]

National Night Out 2019

Thanks for celebrating National Night Out 2019 with the MPD. We look forward to doing it again in 2020!