30th Annual National Night Out
August 6, 2013
Important Dates |
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
much does it cost to host a NNO block party?
What is NNO?
Where do I host my block party?
do I register?
When is NNO?
What time should
my block party begin?
Do I have to
create my own theme for my party?
Where do I get
the NNO Party Package?
What is in the
NNO Party Package?
Why should I
have a block party?
What are the
prizes for the essay and coloring contest?
Does OPD attend
our NNO block party?
How can I get
free fliers for my block party?
neighborhood have to be in the City of Orlando?
How can I get my
company to be a NNO sponsor?
Where can I
purchase NNO paraphernalia?
What is the best
way to promote my NNO event?
Frequently Asked Questions
costs nothing to register and host a NNO party. The Orlando Police Department
will even pay for you street closure. We encourage you to seek donations for all
of your food, drinks and even your party activities (moon bounce, clown, dj,
is National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”. In 1984, NNO was
introduced as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities,
police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to
criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
NATW’s National Night Out program culminates annually, on the first Tuesday of
August (In Texas, the first Tuesday of October).
Block Parties can be held ANYWHERE in the city. Many parties are held at
churches, community centers, but the most effective parties are held right on
your street or in your backyard. The idea behind NNO is to get to know who lives
on your street and get neighbors talking to each other and looking out for one
another. Apartment communities, individual streets, entire subdivisions,
churches, condo communities, civic clubs; all are invited to participate.
register your street or neighborhood visit, cityoforlando.net/police/citizeninformation.
and register online or call 407-246-2369 to have a registration packet sent to
happens each year on the first Tuesday in August. This year it will take place
on August 6, 2013.
NNO Block Parties happen between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. However, you should
tailor your party time to meet the needs of your guests.
theme for Orlando is: "Giving Crime and Drugs a Going Away Party". Most
neighborhoods use that theme, but you can feel free to select and use any theme
that ties in to crime prevention.
9. Each NNO Block Party that registers with the Orlando Police Department will
receive a NNO Party Package. This package will include a NNO banner, NNO
balloons, NNO t-shirts and a host of other give-a-ways that will assist in
making your party more memorable. If your registration is received by July 8,
2013, the Party Package will be delivered to the address you provide on your
registration form. If you submit your application after July 8th, you must use
the following pick up schedule:
July 15 10am - 2
July 16 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
July 17 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
July 18 10am – 2 p.m.
When picking up your
party package at the Orlando Police Department Headquarters (100 S. Hughey Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801), please call 407-246-2369 when you are 5 minutes away and a
staff person will meet you at your car with your Party Package. This will help
cut down your wait time. Upon arrival, please approach the gate at the rear of
the building, press the button at the gate and let the staff person know that
you are here to pick up NNO materials.
Neighborhoods that participate in NNO, report that they feel a stronger sense of
community amongst their neighbors and really enjoy getting to know who lives in
their neighborhoods. It is also a great way to meet your city commissioner and
the officers that patrol their neighborhood, since they will visit registered
years past, participants in the coloring and essay contest have received theme
park tickets to places such as Wet N’ Wild, Universal Studios and Sea World.
Each registered party is visited by their City Commissioner and the OPD patrol
officers that normally work in their neighborhoods. OPD Mounted Officers, bike
officers and trucks from the Orlando Fire Department will also visit NNO
The Orlando Police Department’s Neighborhood Watch Unit will supply fliers for
your event. This is a great way to let your neighbors know that you are hosting
a party and inviting them to attend your event. Please call 407-246-2369 to
request your flyers.
NNO happens all across the country. If you are in the city of Orlando, but are
not sure if your address falls within Orange County Sherriff’s Department’s
jurisdiction or OPD’s, please call 407-246-2369 and we can assist you in
determining which you are in. If you are in another city, please contact your
local law enforcement agency for further details on how to register your
OPD recognizes that businesses within the city are an integral part of each of
our communities and we appreciate the support they offer to NNO. Past business
sponsors have included Target, Orlando Health, Flippers Pizzeria, WellCare, Sea
World and many, many more. If you are interested in supporting our efforts
please contact Georgeanna Butler at the Orlando Police Department.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-246-3628.
For information on NNO across the country or to purchase NNO paraphernalia,
Nextdoor.com has partnered with the National Association of Town Watch to assist
neighborhoods in planning their NNO events. The Orlando Police Department will
also post information about NNO on this site. Nextdoor.com is a private social
network for the neighborhood. Using Nextdoor’s free online platform, neighbors
create private neighborhood websites where they get to know one another and ask
questions, exchange local advice and recommendations and organize virtual
neighborhood watches to reduce crime. For more information visit
For more information or help in planning your block party for the 30th annual
National Night Out on August 6, 2013, contact your Neighborhood Watch
Commissioner Districts 3, 4 & 5
Commissioner Districts 1, 2, & 6
Thank you for participating in National Night Out 2013 and helping to make this
year the biggest and best Orlando has ever had!
Orlando Police Department
Neighborhood Watch Unit
100 S. Hughey Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32801