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Saint Paul National Night Out 2012
National Night Out 2012 list of events citywide
Please reference the GRID MAP to find locations near you!
In the city of Saint Paul, National Night Out (NNO) has been an annual event on the first
Tuesday of every August for the past 28 years. It is citywide celebration that includes all
segments of the community to “Give Drugs & Crime A Going Away Party”! This will continue to
build stronger, healthier, neighborhoods with the quality of life that everyone desires and deserves.
NNO also helps to build partnerships & trust between police & community. Although NNO is a
one day/night of the year event, neighbors repeatedly report that the neighbors they meet that day
help to build stronger neighborhoods throughout the year. The relationships enable them to stay
connected to one another, and help to encourage dialogue between each other so if they see or
hear activities, they inform each other.
Last year’s NNO involved community members, law enforcement agencies, businesses, and
neighborhood organizations. In all there were over 15,000 communities nationwide and more than 37
million people participated in NNO 2011! In Saint Paul, we had close to 300 events and it was estimated
more than 34,000 people participated!
"Start A Party!"
Chief Smith wants you to "Start A Party" on National Night Out!
National Night Out is designed to:
- Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
- Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and
- Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and
Neighborhoods choose what works for them as far as what and how they will hold their events. Along
with the traditional block parties, many neighbors ‘celebrate’ NNO with events and activities such as:
- Cook outs
- Pot luck dinners
- Games, sidewalk chalk, and treasure hunts
- Parades and treasure hunts
- EVERYONE AGREES TO TURN ON THEIR PORCH OR OUTSIDE LIGHTS!
Watch some highlights from last year's National Night Out Celebration HERE
Get involved and strengthen your neighborhood with an NNO event!
Contact Pam McCreary for more information at 651-266-5455.