Host a National Night Out Block Party

Do you want to get your neighbors more involved and make your neighborhood safer?

The annual National Night Out (NNO) event is America’s night to give crime and drugs a going away party. The Orlando Police Department makes it easy for you to host your very own NNO Block Party that will get all of your neighbors engaged in helping to keep Orlando a safe city.

The deadline to register your block party is September 21, 2021. The deadline for the theme contest is August 21, 2021. 

Online

Step 1.Check your eligibility

Is your neighborhood or church in the City of Orlando?

Step 2.Gather your information

  • What is the address of your Block Party? 
  • What time will your party start and end? Most parties will start at 5 p.m.
  • How many neighbors and blocks will you invite?
  • Who is on your Planning Committee? Will you be the point of contact?
  • Do you have a Neighborhood Watch Block Captain?
  • Will you have sponsors?
  • How do you plan to use the block party to educate your neighbors about safety and crime prevention?

Step 3.Decide if you want to enter the theme contest

If you participate in the theme contest, you are eligible for cash prizes.

You will be judged on the description of your theme ideas and how it promotes National Night Out. We encourage you to include photos of your party flyers and any other images that help paint a picture of your party.

You will be able to attach your theme contest entry to your NNO Block Party application.

See Our Judging Criteria

Step 5.We will contact you

We will follow up with you within two business days and guide you towards your next steps.

Step 6.Apply for a street closure permit

Street closures and blockades are free. You do not need to close your street to have a successful block party.

Apply for a Street Closure Permit

Step 7.Host your planning meetings

Starting your planning early will allow you to get more people and local businesses involved.

Step 8.Pick up your NNO Party Package at OPD Headquarters

This year's National Night Out Package will include a NNO banner, NNO t-shirts and other party supplies. Registered NNO Party Coordinators can pick up their Party Packages at the Orlando Police Department Headquarters on 1250 West South Street, Orlando, FL 32806.

When you arrive at the station, please call 407.212.6139 and a Crime Prevention Specialist will meet you in the main parking lot with your package.
 
Pickup Dates
September 15  1 - 4 p.m. 
September 16 2 - 7 p.m. 
September 17  11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
September 19 1 - 3 p.m. 

Step 9.Host your NNO Block Party