National Night Out

About National Night Out

National Night Out is commonly called “America’s Night Out Against Crime” and typically takes place on the first Tuesday of August each year.

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. More than 40 Naperville neighborhoods participated in 2022!

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.


Have questions about National Night Out in Naperville? If we can assist you in any way in making your event a success, please contact Naperville Police Department's National Night Out Coordinator Julie Smith at (630) 305-5450 or

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