National Night Out

Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.


National Night Out is a nationwide event established in 1984 to generate the participation in local anti-crime programs. In 2017, ordinance 70609 moved the National Night Out Date in the City of St. Louis to the first Tuesday in October from the traditional first Tuesday in August.

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.


To register you will need the following information:

  • Contact information
  • Block number and street name. Ex: 1200 block of Market St (use the Address Locator to confirm information)
  • NNO Party Location (required): Is the party location the same as the block(s) registering, a specific block, or a specific address?
  • Street Closing Details
    • Indicate if you are planning on closing a street at the party location
    • Note: If party location is on a bus route it cannot be closed


Register Online 

There is no registration for the 2020 National Night Out event. The event is posponed due to COVID-19 considersations


What to Expect

The Neighborhood Stabilization Team will notify the Streets Department of all those registered for National Night Out.

Additional Information

The History of NATW and National Night Out

The National Association of Town Watch (NATW) is a nonprofit, crime prevention organization which works in cooperation with thousands of crime watch groups and law enforcement agencies throughout the country. Since 1981, NATW has been dedicated to the development, growth and maintenance of organized crime and drug prevention programs nationwide. NATW's network has grown to include over 6,500 crime, drug and violence prevention organizations.

National Night Out, 'America's Night Out Against Crime,' was introduced by the Association in 1984. The program was the brainchild of NATW Executive Director Matt A. Peskin.

While the traditional 'lights on' and front porch vigils remain a part of NNO, activities have expanded considerably over the years to include block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from police, festivals, neighborhood walks, safety fairs, contests, rallies and meetings.


Neighborhood Stabilization Team

(314) 657-1392

1520 Market Street, Room 4000
St. Louis, MO 63103

8:00am to 5:00pm Monday thru Friday

Contact the Neighborhood Stabilization Team

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