National Night Out

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2023 - 6pm to 9pm

Turn on your porch or patio lights, and step outside for the 2023 National Night Out!

National Night Out is about building community; making our neighborhoods safer by getting to know our neighbors and neighborhood partners.

Considering a National Night Out event in your neighborhood? 

Invite a Lake Forest Park Police officer to come by and say hello.

Email, for more questions.

Share your great ideas on social platforms like Nextdoor!

National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. It furthermore provides an opportunity to bring police and neighbors together. Neighborhoods across the nation host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other community events with safety demos, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel and exhibits.

Registration Forms are available at the Police Department or online here at:

NNO Coordinator: Casey Krzyminski

Lake Forest Park Police Department

206-364-8216 x 523


Why a National Night Out?

The purpose of National Night Out, which is organized in conjunction with various police organizations nationwide, is to inform the public about various police and community programs. 

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August. 

All about National Night Out

National Night Out was first established in 1984 by Matt Peskin of the National Association of Town Watch.

The first National Night Outs were fairly simple. In most communities, it amounted largely to "lights on" vigils and some basic information being delivered to the community. The event was popular and attracted more than 2 million participants in both Canada and the United States.

Today, National Night Out draws in over 37 million people from over ten thousand different communities across North America, and the event has changed in other ways, too.

Now, the focus of National Night Out is on bringing neighbors and communities together with festivals, block parties, cookouts, parades, and various other events as common ways for communities to come together on National Night Out.

The organization behind National Night Out is, of course, always looking to add new communities to their rosters, and they make it very easy for unrepresented communities to join their ranks. After all, there's no better way to fight crime than with community spirit -- and lots of laughs.

Have fun!

More about National Night Out around the Web:

Videos on National Night Out

National Night Out - The official site with the latest updates and community happenings around the country, including video presentations, visitor submitted photos, FAQ, related neighborhood safety resources.

National Crime Prevention Council - Traditional partners against crime with the NNO, with helpful information on preventing crime and staying safe at home, school or work, with helpful tips on forming a neighborhood watch in our community.

Online Resources for National Night Out - Helpful tips on how to hold a block party, and build community, with related resources for hosting a successful National Night Out in your neighborhood.