30th Annual National Night Out
August 6, 2013
Important Dates |
| Party Ideas
National Night Out 2013 (NNO) is coming!!!
August 6th is your night to shine!!! How will you support
Safe Neighborhoods in the City Beautiful? The information below will give you
all of the guidelines for your National Night Out party
Orlando’s National Night Out Theme: "Giving Crime
and Drugs a Going Away Party"
Registration – You may complete your
registration online here or call the Neighborhood Watch Unit at 407-246-2369,
and a registration packet will be mailed to you. To be eligible for the NNO
theme contest, registration entries must be received by 5 p.m., June 28, 2013.
To guarantee receipt of a free NNO Party Package, you must register by July 15,
Prevention Theme Party Contest
- First, second, and third place prizes will be given to the NNO party scoring
the highest on their theme party outline. Winning parties must have a crime
prevention theme that ties in to Orlando's NNO theme. Your party will be judged
with a rubric prior to the NNO event based on the following: Use of Theme,
Creativity, Neighborhood & Local Business Involvement, Crime Prevention message
& Education, and Clarity of Party Outline. Be sure to include a detailed
narrative of your party plans with your registration form. Entries must be
received by June 28, 2013. Each winning party will receive prizes and a visit
from the NNO Special Caravan: Mayor Buddy Dyer, Police Chief Paul Rooney, and
Fire Chief John Miller.
National Night Out Block 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 p.m.
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
Free Self Defense Training & CPR Training - As a thank
you for your dedication to Neighborhood Watch and National Night Out, the
Orlando Police Department is offering three Women’s Self-Defense classes and
three CPR trainings for Neighborhood Watch members over the age of 18. The self
defense class is open to women ONLY and limited to 40 students. Click
here to register for the
Self Defense Class. The CPR class is open to men and woman and class size is
limited to 20 students per class. Click
register for the CPR Class. The class dates and locations are as follows:
6 - 8 p.m.
||Dr. James R.
1723 Bruton Blvd.
6 - 8 p.m.
2177 S. Summerlin Ave.
6 - 8 p.m.
at Lake Nona
8524 Insular Ln.
6 - 8 p.m.
2600 Orange Center Blvd.
May 23, 2013
6 - 8 p.m.
100 Andes Ave
June 25, 2013
6 - 8 p.m.
100 Andes Ave
July 8, 2013
6 - 8 P.M.
100 Andes Ave
To register for a class, you may also call 407-246-2369
and give the following information: Name, Address, and Phone Number, your Block
Captain’s Name and the class date and title that you are requesting. You will
then receive a confirmation letter with details on class, location, parking,
what to wear and what to bring.
NNO Recruit Your Neighbor - March 25, 2013 through July 8, 2013. Recruit
a new neighborhood and win a great prize!!! Great prizes will be given to NNO
Organizers who recruit new streets to register and host their own NNO block
party on their own street. The recruited street will receive the NNO Newbie
Party Package, in addition to their regular NNO Party Package. Organizers – be
sure and include the recruits name and contact info on your registration form.
Earn two entries into the grand prize drawing if you are a veteran NNO organizer
and you grow your party by 10%. Earn five entries into the grand prize drawing
if you are a veteran NNO organizer and you recruit a new neighborhood/street to
have their OWN party.
National Night Out Coloring Contest and Essay
Contest – Get the children involved in your crime prevention efforts
through our coloring contest for children ages 5 – 8 or the essay contest for
children ages 9 – 12. Theme park tickets will be awarded to winning entries.
Click here for a copy of the coloring page, contest rules, essay prompt
and essay contest rules. If you are unable to print the coloring page, please
call the Neighborhood Watch Office at 407-246-2369 and request that copies be
mailed to you. We suggest that you set up a table at your event just for the
children, complete with the coloring contest pages, paper for writing, crayons,
pencils, and colored pencils. Encourage them to complete their contest entries
during the party and you may even want to offer your own neighborhood incentive
by selecting a winner on the day of the event. Then be sure and mail all of the
entries in to the Neighborhood Watch Unit of the Orlando Police Department by
August 12, 2013 for judging.
National Night Out Leaders Training – April 25, 2013, 6 p.m. – 8
p.m. at the OPD Headquarters (100 S. Hughey Ave., Orlando, FL 32801). All
Neighborhood Watch members are invited to participate in this training. Training
A Day in the Life of a Patrol Officer
A 9-1-1 Call – what happens after you call 9-1-1
NNO Best Practices (presented by 2012 NNO winners)
OPD Think Tank – Attendees will provide feedback to the Neighborhood Watch
Unit on their successes and things that they would like to see changed or
included in Neighborhood Watch and NNO.
Please call 407-246-2369 to register or email
by April 15, 2013. Class size is limited to 150.
National Night Out Planning Week – May 26, 2013 – June 1, 2013. Begin
your planning early to prevent your group from feeling the last minute rush.
Starting early will also allow you to get more people and more local businesses
involved. This is the time to organize your planning committee and delegate
responsibilities. Submit pictures of your Planning Week activities by June 14,
2013. Participate in NNO Planning Week and submit pictures by the deadline for
one entry into the grand prize drawing (details below.)
National Night Out Teen Police Academy – June 17 – June 26, 2013. The
academy is open to all high school students and is designed to offer a glimpse
into the field of law enforcement. Sessions will cover topics such as uniform
patrol, assault & battery, drug enforcement, cyber safety and the dangers of
bullying. The students will also visit the police academy, Valencia College, and
the University of Central Florida. They will talk to experts on college entry
requirements, financial aid, student life and college sports. The academy meets
daily for eight days from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided daily,
at no cost and each student’s family will be invited to a catered graduation
ceremony on the final day. To register, please call Sonya Robinson at
407-246-3939 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration deadline –
June 10, 2013.
Win Big Prizes – Each NNO Organizer will be entered into a drawing for
great prizes. In past years, prizes have included stays at the Peabody, Dave and
Busters gift cards, gas grills and theme park tickets. Be on the lookout for a
list of the 2013 prizes.
Five ways to earn entries and win:
Submit pictures of your NNO
Planning Week activities and receive an entry into the drawing.
Recruit a new street to hold their
own NNO party and receive five entries into the drawing.
Grow your NNO party by 10% and
receive two entries into the drawing.
Submit your NNO Registration Form
by July 31, 2013 and receive an entry into the drawing.
Submit your NNO Evaluation by
August 13, 2013 and receive an entry into the drawing.
Submit your best five photos from
your event by August 13, 2013 and receive an entry into the drawing
**Be sure to do all six, to have up to eleven chances to
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
Georgeanna Butler 407-246-3628
Commissioner Districts 3, 4 & 5
Kea Cherfrere 407-246-3773
Commissioner Districts 1, 2, & 6
Thank you for participating in National Night Out 2013 and helping to make this
year the biggest and best celebration Orlando has ever had!
Orlando Police Department
Neighborhood Watch Unit
100 S. Hughey Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32801