National Night Out is a designated evening when communities across America come together to take a stand against crime, drugs and disorder in their neighborhoods. This year, August 4th is National Night Out (NNO) and the Glendale Police Department will again be partnering with members of the community to affirm our conviction against crime and disorder.

In the spirit of neighborhoods uniting toward a common goal, the police department is looking for individuals from across town who will organize an event in their neighborhood. It does not have to be elaborate or difficult to plan. While we have had large events in the past, local events that involve more neighbors are effective in getting this message out and forming community bonds.

A potluck dinner or small barbeque may be in order, and if not, consider an after-dinner gathering at a neighbor's house or the local park. Leaving porch lights on and having a neighborhood walk are traditions of National Night Out. These events will be planned by the neighborhoods themselves, with the support and encouragement of the police department.

The police department is looking for people to organize and coordinate their neighborhood's event. If you are interested or know someone who would be, please contact the Glendale Police Department COPPS Unit at (818) 548-4015.


Once upon a time, we kept our porch lights on. We opened the door even if we didn’t know who rang the bell. And we could always leave the back door unlocked during the day.

National Association of Town Watch is the nation’s premiere non-profit crime prevention organization dedicated to the development and promotion of crime prevention in communities across the nation.

NATW is a network of law enforcement agencies, neighborhood watch groups, civic groups, state and regional crime prevention associations and concerned citizens. Through that network, NATW was able to launch the annual National Night Out campaign.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods a safer, better place to live. Together, we are making that happen.

National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Neighborhoods across the nation host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other various community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel and exhibits.