National Night Out

Mark Your Calendar!

NNO Kick-Off at the Beach: Monday, Aug. 6
Neighborhood Events: Tuesday, Aug. 7

About National Night Out

National Night Out is commonly called “America’s Night Out Against Crime.” This nationwide event is designed to heighten drug prevention and crime awareness, generate support and participation in local anti-crime efforts, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships. Last year, more than 35 Naperville neighborhoods participated.

During the event, residents in neighborhoods throughout Naperville and across the nation are asked to turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and spend the evening outside with their neighbors, police officers, firefighters and other City personnel. Events such as cookouts, block parties and neighborhood walks will all occur simultaneously throughout Naperville and nationwide.

Community Kick-Off at the Beach

Monday, August 6, 5-8 p.m.

The City of Naperville and the Naperville Park District would like to invite you to participate in the National Night Out kick-off event at Centennial Beach, 500 W. Jackson Ave. A donated pet item to benefit A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter and the Naperville Area Humane Society will get you in for FREE! Enjoy swimming, games, giveaways and entertainment. A limited amount of free food and beverages will be provided.

Neighborhood National Night Out Events

Tuesday, August 7, 6-9 p.m.

Neighborhoods throughout Naperville will join communities nationwide and participate in the City’s 22nd annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 7 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Neighborhood registration is free and gives City representatives an opportunity to attend local events as time and circumstances permit.

Click here to register your neighborhood

Donation Drive

The City of Naperville has partnered with Naperville Area Humane Society and A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter for this year's National Night Out donation drive. Neighborhoods are encouraged to conduct a donation drive for these worthy causes in conjunction with their National Night Out events. A donation box will be provided.

The Naperville Area Humane Society and A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter are currently most in need of 55-gallon trash bags; paper towels; clay and clumping cat litter; premium dry or canned dog, puppy, cat and kitten food; Kitten Milk Replacement, powder or liquid; rawhides made in the U.S.A.; soft dog treats; gift cards to Staples, Amazon, Menards, Target, Pet People/PetSmart/Pet Supplies Plus; and postage stamps.

Paws on Patrol

Each year, the City of Naperville selects an issue impacting our community to be highlighted on National Night Out with continued focus throughout the year. This year we are introducing the Dog Walker Watch program "Paws on Patrol." Paws on Patrol encourages residents out in their neighborhoods to act as extra eyes and ears while out walking their dogs. The program enhances the partnership between police and community while providing resources for neighbors to be more aware and how to effectively observe and report suspicious activity. Watch for additional information in the coming months!


Have questions? Contact Naperville Police Department's National Night Out Coordinator Julie Smith at or (630) 305-5450. 

If you are interested in ordering promotional products for your event, please visit the National Night Out “Superstore” at