National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. Plus, National Night Out is another great reason to hang out with your neighbors!


The free event is held in different neighborhoods and is aimed at reducing violence. It serves as a way to bring the community together all in the name of positivity. Neighborhoods may hold block parties, festivals, or seminars, but the goal is always the same – keeping residents safe.  Almost 40 million people participated in National Night Out last year.  

For more information on National Night Out, click here

If you're interested in starting a neighborhood watch or learning more about crime prevention grants, click here.


CGA encourages neighbors to host block parties on National Night Out and other times throughout the year. Click here for an easy how-to-guide on hosting a neighborhood block party.

For more information about starting a neighborhood watch group or to register your block for NNO, contact Melanie D. Dorsey Neighborhood Watch Coordinator for Memphis Police Department at 901.636.4630 or email [email protected].