National Night Out

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National Night Out 2016
October 4, 2016

commengage12015 National Night Out Recap

In 2015, the City received the “National Night Out 1st Place Award” for cities with populations between 100,000 and 300,000. 95 neighborhoods, 25 churches, 13 apartment and condominium communities, nine recreation centers and 180 businesses all worked with law enforcement to make National Night Out 2015 a success. The 2015 theme was “Crime and Drugs- Not on My Block!”.

What is National Night Out?

d3nnoThe annual National Night Out event helps to increase Neighborhood Watch participation by promoting the work that police, residents and businesses do together to make Orlando neighborhoods safer and better places to live.

Through the NNO campaign, the City has been able to successfully recruit and maintain close to 1,000 Neighborhood Watch Block Captains.

The NNO Campaign in Orlando includes the following events:

  • Recruiting Rallies
  • Leaders Training
  • NNO Goes To Summer Camp (Safety training sessions for children and teens)
  • Women’s Self Defense Classes
  • NNO Kickoff Block Parties
  • National Morning Out for Seniors  (Senior safety training sessions)
  • Teen Police and Fire Academy
  • Women’s Self Defense Summit
  • NNO Goes To Church
  • Orlando Police Department Job Recruitment Fair
  • Yappy Hour (Safety training for dog walkers)
  • NNO Neighborhood Block Parties
  • CPR Classes
  • Hispanic Citizens Police Academy
  • Hispanic Safety Summit
  • Families, Parks & Recreation Challenge
  • NNO Day of Prayer
  • NNO Planning Week
  • NNO Project 365 (Crime prevention on the Mercy Drive Corridor)

d5nno2015 NNO Winners

Each year National Night Out Coordinators are invited to enter the OPD NNO Crime Prevention Theme Party contest for NNO. Entries are judged based on: Use of Theme, Creativity, Neighborhood Involvement, Crime Prevention Usage and Clarity of the Application. In the end, the judges selected the top four neighborhoods who demonstrated excellence in planning their NNO celebrations:

  • 1st place winner – Pinecrest Estates Home Owners Association
  • 2nd place winner – Clear Lake Cove Home Owners Association
  • 3rd place winner – Colonial Town Neighborhood Association
    Honorable Mention winner – Wadeview Park Neighborhood Association


Orlando’s NNO Campaign would not have been so wonderful without the generous donations of our supporters:

Publix Supermarkets
Orlando Utilities Commission
Fun Spot
Bed, Bath and Beyond
Orlando City Soccer
Dave & Buster’s
Pepsi, Inc.
Kimco Realty
News 96.5

Home Depot
Senor Frog
Tampa Bay Rays
Crown Plaza Orlando
Star 94.5fm

Hyatt Regency Orlando
House of Blues
Planet Fitness
Roy’s Restaurant
Track Shack
Universal Orlando
ESPN Orlando


And a very special thank you to our NNO Sponsors:

For more information on how you can sign up for free crime prevention training or start a Neighborhood Watch please call the Neighborhood Watch Unit at the Orlando Police Department 407.246.2369.

Available in: Spanish

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