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National Night Out

“America's National Night Out Against Crime” August 4, 2015

On Tuesday, August 4, 2015, Stockton neighborhoods are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 32nd Annual National Night Out for crime and drug prevention event.  It is Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the Stockton Police Department.  This Night Out Against Crime will involve over 17,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases around the world.  Over 38.2 million people are expected to participate.  


Neighborhood Watch Groups are urged to sign-up through the City website.  City officials, Police, and Fire Department personnel will make special visits to Neighborhood Watch Groups around the City.


All participation requests need to be received no later than Monday, July 6, 2015.


Organizing a National Night Out event in your neighborhood?


Need to close a street for your National Night Out Celebration

  • Fill out the National Night Out Street Closure Form
  • Return the completed forms by:
    • Mail:  Stockton Police Department, 22 E. Market St., Stockton, CA 95202
    • Email:
    • Fax:  (209) 937-5137

For assistance, contact the Crime Prevention Unit at (209) 937-8208 or by email.  


National Night Out's Mission

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
  • Generate support and participation in local anti-crime efforts
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back


National Night Out Celebration

On August 4, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. residents across the Nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights, and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police.  Many neighborhoods throughout Stockton will host special events such as:

  • block parties and cookouts,
  • parades and contests,
  • visits from police,
  • flashlight walks
  • youth activities, and
  • anti-crime rallies. 


National Project Coordinator Matt Peskin said, “This is a night for America to stand together to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity.”




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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 6/3/2015