National Night Out

Event Canceled

One of the things we love most about National Night Out is how it brings residents, law enforcement and City employees together to celebrate our community and promote safety. This year, however, we know that staying apart in the name of safeguarding public health is what our community needs most.

Therefore, we have decided to cancel Naperville's National Night Out, which was scheduled to take place on August 4, 2020. We look forward to working with our neighborhoods to celebrate National Night Out together again in 2021.

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. In 2019, nearly 50 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.

Neighborhood National Night Out Events

Neighborhoods throughout Naperville will next join communities nationwide and participate in National Night Out in 2021. Our 2020 celebration was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

When we resume this celebration in 2021, it will be a great opportunity to get together with your neighbors to strengthen your community and to promote positive police-community partnerships. Members of the Naperville Police, Park District Police, Naperville Fire, Public Works, Animal Control, Electric and Water Utility departments also regularly visit many of the registered events.


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