National Night Out

Your neighborhood is invited to participate with many other neighborhoods across the country in celebration of National Night Out on Tuesday evening, August 1, 2023

National Night Out is a crime and drug prevention event that is sponsored nationally by the National Association of Town Watch.

This year is the 39th anniversary of this event with over 38 million people across the entire United States in 16,000 communities expected to participate.National Night Out Mascot

Purpose of National Night Out Event

National Night Out is designed to:

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

Participating neighborhoods nationwide are asked to turn on outside lights, lock their doors, and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police.


Neighborhoods will be hosting a variety of events ranging from small potlucks and BBQs to large block parties. Some additional event ideas include but are not limited to, ice cream socials, disaster preparedness, games, contests, discussing neighborhood issues or setting neighborhood goals, food or clothing donations, planning a clean-up day, beautifying a common area, and discussing or planning a Neighborhood Watch Program.

It's up to you, to be creative, have fun, and celebrate your neighborhood!


Register your neighborhood for this year's event today. Registration is free and gives police and other city representatives an opportunity to attend local events as time and circumstances permit. You do not have to be a current Neighborhood Watch neighborhood to participate. National Night Out is for everyone! Register online now and begin planning your event as soon as possible.

Further Information

For additional information or to register for National Night Out please, contact the San Leandro Police Department Crime Prevention Unit via email or at 510-577-3228.