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National Night Out 2019

Updated: Jun 5, 2019

National Night Out is an annual crime prevention event and community-building campaign that is sponsored nationally by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the San José Police Department. Over 38 million people across the country are expected to participate in National Night Out efforts to strengthen partnerships between neighbors and local law enforcement agencies.


Your neighborhood is invited to participate with many other neighborhoods throughout San José in celebration of National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6, 2019!

National Night Out is designed to:

  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships

  • Heighten crime prevention awareness

  • Generate support for, and participation in, local crime prevention efforts

Registration is now open and available online by visiting, online registration with the San Jose Police Department will close on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Please visit our website for ideas to host your own National Night Out event and other general information.

On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, neighborhoods participating in National Night Out events throughout San José are asked to join in a city-wide effort to strengthen their community by planning an event with their neighbors. Light up your street by turning on outside lights and spending the evening with your community and local police department. 

Neighborhoods will be hosting a variety of events ranging from small potlucks and BBQ’s to large block parties. Some additional event ideas include, but are not limited to, ice cream socials, games, contests, food or clothing donations, plan a clean-up day to beautify a common area, discuss neighborhood issues or set neighborhood goals, discuss or plan a Neighborhood Watch Program. It is an opportunity to be creative, have fun and celebrate your neighborhood!  

Register your neighborhood for this year's event today! You do not have to be a current Neighborhood Watch group to participate. National Night Out is for everyone! Registration is free and gives police and other city representatives an opportunity to attend local events as time and circumstances permit. Register now and begin planning your event as soon as possible.

Please visit for details about registration and other National Night Out event information.

For any further questions about National Night Out contact the Crime Prevention Unit at (408) 277-4133 and speak with any of our National Night Out Planning Team staff members. 

We look forward to meeting you and your neighbors at your National Night Out event this year!


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