National Night Out

On the first Tuesday in October, residents across Houston are asked to turn on their porch lights for National Night Out, an annual event promoting neighborhood safety.

National Night Out

  • Generates awareness of and support for drug and crime prevention
  • Strengthens neighborhood spirit and police/community relations
  • Lets criminals know that neighborhoods are organized in fighting crime


  • Get your neighbors to turn on their porch lights
  • Meet your neighbors at a block party or barbecue
  • Involve your family in organized activities
  • Invite police, fire, or EMS personnel to your party

Contribute to the Community

  • Collect food for the food bank
  • Distribute a neighborhood block list and appropriate phone numbers
  • Plan a fall clean-up or bulb planting

Host a Registered Party

  • Host a BBQ on your Driveway
  • Exchange phone numbers and e-mail addresses
  • Organize a neighbhorhood watch committee

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