Get to know your neighbors during “National Night Out”, Tuesday August 5th.  National Night Out involves nearly 38-million people people in over 16,000 communities in all 50 states, US Territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide.

This is a big annual event in Rochester which took 3rd place last year in the national competition with 41,800 people pre-registered at 165 events.  This year’s goal is 50,000 people and 200 events!


National Night Out is designed to:

Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness

Generate support for local anti-crime programs

Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships

Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back

What can you do?

Talk to your neighbors and organize a picnic

Turn your porch lights on during National Night Out

Start a Neighborhood Watch by calling the Crime Prevention Unit (507) 328-6890

Be outside to meet neighbors and turn off crime and drugs


You can register your event here, then click on the National Night Out button.