National Night Out 30th Anniversary
August 6, 2013
Important Dates |
| Party Ideas
Welcome to Orlando's
National Night Out 2013
Thank you for getting involved
in our Crime Prevention fight. Our goal is to keep Orlando a safe city by
reducing crime and maintaining livable neighborhoods. You can help us reach
that goal one neighbor at a time.
• All street closures are paid
for by the Orlando Police Department if you submit your
Block Party Permit before July 23, 2013.
You do not have to close your street to have a successful National Night
• Each National Night Out (NNO)
organizer who submits a
NNO Evaluation by August 13, will be entered into a
drawing for great prizes donated by Orlando businesses.
Click here for a NNO invitation flyer,
a copy of the NNO Essay Contest and
NNO Coloring Contest Sheet can be found
Please use these to make as many copies as you need for your party. If you
are unable to make the copies, call our office and we will have them mailed
• “Recruit Your
Neighbor” Special prizes will be given to those NNO Coordinators who
increase the size of the 2012 NNO Block Party or invite a new street or
neighborhood to hold their own block party.
Click here for more
NNO Newbie Party Package – Each first time NNO party will
receive a free NNO start-up kit. Your kit will contain cups, plates, plastic
utensils, napkins, table cloths and garbage bags.
• NNO Planning Week
– May 26 – June 1. Begin your planning early. This will prevent your group
from feeling the last minute rush and will allow you to get more people and
local businesses involved. If you submit pictures of your Planning Week
activities by June 14th, your name will be entered into a drawing for great
prizes and your photo will be submitted for entry into the National
Association of Town Watch New Spirit Magazine.
Here are a few suggestions on
what should be discussed during planning week:
How many people should we
plan for? Who will get food, drinks, utensils, etc.?
What kinds of activities
will encourage conversation and people getting to know one another?
What should we do for
kids? Games, face painting, piñata, recognition awards for good things
they’ve done, coloring center/table to complete the coloring contest,
What prize can we offer to
the kids who participate in the NNO Coloring Contest and NNO Essay
Should we have music? What
kind and who will arrange for it?
Do we want to close the
street? If so, who will complete and submit the
Block Party Permit Application
(by the July 23rd deadline)?
Should we make an
invitation flyer? Who will do it? Who will get the flyers to the
Do we need the flyer in
more than one language? Which language(s) and who will do that?
How can we grow our party?
(invite new streets to participate and/or encourage surrounding
neighborhoods to host their own NNO party)
What will we do if it
What activities will we
have to teach our neighbors what suspicious activity is and how and when
to report it and other crime prevention tips.
• Photo Contest – Send
in your five best photos or video for another chance to win one of our
awesome grand prize give-a-ways.
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 Specialist::
Commissioner Districts 3, 4 & 5
Commissioner Districts 1, 2, & 6
Orlando Police Department
Neighborhood Watch Unit
100 S. Hughey Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32801