City Encourages Annual Block Parties as Anti-Crime Tool

Thursday, July 10, 2014

This year every party will receive at least one visit from a team of city officials, police officers, or city employees, so register early.

Frequently Asked Questions: National Night Out

1.    When Is National Night Out?: Tuesday, August 5, between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. It is always held the first Tuesday in August.
2.    How Can I Register for National Night Out?: The online registration form is at The deadline is 6 p.m. Monday, July 28. Register early to receive a visit from city staff.
3.    What Is National Night Out?: National Night Out is the sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. Residents are encouraged to join with their neighbors in an outdoor event to build neighborhood spirit and unity, the first defense against crime.
4.    Block Party Guide: Visit for the Block Party Guide.
5.    Who Can Host a National Night Out Party?: The City of Oakland welcomes any neighborhood or community group in National Night Out, and encourages this event to bring people together and to have fun.
6.    Organize a Neighborhood Watch Group on Your Block: A flyer that tells how to start a Neighborhood Watch is available at