National Night Out

National Night Out 2018

National Night Out (NNO),   

America’s night out against crime, is Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. This annual community-building campaign promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

The City of Charlotte has supported National Night Out for over 25 years.  This year there are more than 70 events happening throughout Charlotte-Mecklenburg. During that time, neighborhoods have organized activities such as block parties, cookouts, porch sit-ins and ice cream socials to demonstrate their support of “no tolerance” for crime. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s (CMPD) is committed to having a presence at each NNO event registered with the City.

In observation of National Night Out, CMPD asks you to leave your porch light on from 7:00pm - 10:00pm.  The porch light is a symbol of alertness and awareness; it makes your neighbors and friends feel welcome.  Participation is not limited to leaving your porch light only on August 7.  CMPD also ask that you take time to get to know your neighbors better.


For additional details on NNO events across the community:

  • Check with your homeowners association or property manager.
  • Ask your neighborhood leaders.
  • Contact CMPD's community coordinator for your division.
  • Look for information on your neighborhood's Next Door site.

List of National Night Out events in your area!


CLT250 At National Night Out

In many neighborhoods, CMPD  will also be joined by City staff from various departments in a coordinated effort to:

  • Engage residents in conversation to reimagine the next 250 years!
  • Highlight City services with a game that teaches residents about the work of our departments, from the past and today.
  • Sign up volunteers to be a part of shaping their communities through important city initiatives, like neighborhood clean ups.

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