National Night Out

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Annual event coordinated by the Richardson Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit, held the first Tuesday in October.

NNO Block Party Registration:
Registration will open in August.

About National Night Out:
National Night Out, a year-long community building campaign, is designed to: (1) Heighten crime prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most cities and towns celebrate National Night Out with a variety of special citywide and neighborhood events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals, visits from local officials and law enforcement, safety fairs, and youth events.

The City of Richardson competes in Category 2 (cities with pop. 100,000 - 299,000) for 1st place in the nation to highlight the great Police and community partnership in the fight against crime.

Scheduled NNO Events:

National Night Out Kick-Off / Neighborhood Crime Watch Leadership Event, held in August:
Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 6:30pm
This event is for all Neighborhood Watch Block Captains, Coordinators, neighborhood association Safety Chairpersons and Crime Watch Patrol coordinators and those who will be coordinating a National Night Out block party. We have drawings for NNO party Specialty Visits, along with NNO party packs and NNO banners! 

Richardson Police Public Safety Expo, held in September:
2020 Date TBA

The Public Safety Expo is a free family friendly event for anyone interested in getting a closer look at police and fire operations as well as learning how to make their home and neighborhood safer. The Public Safety Expo provides an opportunity for an up close look at the various vehicles used by first responders and see demonstrations by some of our operational units. It also helps us to educate the public in a fun and interactive way. The Richardson Police Department Crime Prevention Unit is available to provide valuable safety information, and discuss volunteer opportunities within the Department. There is police and fire vehicles to view, along with a scheduled visit from an air medical helicopter. Event activities include demonstrations from, K9 and SWAT officers, visits from McGruff the Crime Dog mascot, “Nat” the National Night Out Knight mascot, face painting, a bounce house and more. Refreshments are available for purchase. Additionally, representatives from the City of Richardson’s Emergency Management Department, Richardson Fire Department, Home Depot, PHI Air Medical, North Texas Auto Theft Task Force, and more are on-hand to display safety and security products and materials.

National Night Out, held the first Tuesday of October:
Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Officers will be out visiting registered parties and collecting your can food donations for our "Can Do" project that helps the Network of Community Ministries food pantry.

National Night Out Resources, for planning your block party:
Richardson Traffic Department Street Use Permit Information