Host a National Night Out Block Party

Do you want to get your neighbors more involved and make your neighborhood safer?

The annual National Night Out (NNO) event is America’s night to give crime and drugs a going away party. The Orlando Police Department makes it easy for you to host your very own NNO Block Party that will get all of your neighbors engaged in helping to keep Orlando a safe city.

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Check your eligibility

Is your neighborhood or church in the City of Orlando?

Gather your information

  • Where will you host the party?
  • Do you need to close any streets?
  • What time will your party start and end?  Most party times are 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • How many neighbors and blocks will you invite?
  • Who is on your Planning Committee?
  • Do you have a Neighborhood Watch block captain?
  • Will you be competing in the NNO Theme Contest?
  • Will you have sponsors?
  • Would you like your block party to be visited by the Mayor, Police Chief and Fire Chief?
  •  How do you plan to use the block party to educate your neighbors about safety and crime prevention?

Decide if you want to enter the theme contest

If you participate in the theme contest, you are eligible for a $400 cash prize and a visit from the NNO Caravan during your block party, which includes the Mayor, Police Chief, and Fire Chief.

You will be judged on the description of your theme ideas and how it promotes National Night Out. We encourage you to include photos of your party flyers and any other images that help paint a picture of your party. See our judging criteria.

You will be able to attach your theme contest entry to your NNO Block Party application.

Submit your application by September 21, 2018

If this is your first time hosting an NNO Block Party, we'll ask you just a few questions to get started. If you've hosted one before, we will ask for more information.

Apply to Host an NNO Block Party

We will contact you

We will follow up with you within two business days and guide you towards your next steps.

Apply for a street closure permit by September 17, 2018

Street closures and blockades are free. You do not need to close your street to have a successful block party.

Apply for a Street Closure Permit

Host your planning meetings

Official NNO Planning Week is July 27 - August 2, 2018. Starting your planning early will allow you to get more people and local businesses involved.

Pick up your NNO Party Package at OPD Headquarters

This package contains a National Night Out banner, t-shirts for you and your committee, frisbees, balls and other fun party supplies.

Pick up times are:

  • Sunday, September 16, 2018, 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Monday, September 17, 2018, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 2 – 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Orlando Police Department Headquarters
1250 West South Street
Orlando, Florida 32805

Host your NNO Block Party

National Night Out will be held October 2, 2018.