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Each year, National Night Out (NNO) means an evening of block parties, festivals, and cookouts. While we hope you can join us at such an event, other traditional NNO activities include turning on our outside lights and holding front porch vigils.


The College Station Police Department (CSPD) supports National Night Out and believes it is important to come together as a community, bond, and take a stand against crime. CSPD will be happy to stop by for a brief visit to get to better know you and your neighborhood and answer any questions you may have.

We are proud of our excellent relationship with our partners - firefighters/paramedics with the College Station Fire Department (CSFD). Registered parties might also get visited by on-duty CSFD personnel (and their trucks)!

What is National Night Out

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National Night Out (NNO) is an annual community-building campaign that promotes strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live and work. Together, we are making that happen. Each year over 38 million neighbors across 16 thousand communities from all 50 states, territories, and military bases participate in NNO. Learn more about NNO at

The College Station Police Department (CSPD) supports NNO and believes it is important to unite as a community, bond together, and take a stand against crime. National Night Out is an annual event hosted by the National Association of Town Watch and occurs the first Tuesday in October each year. The College Station Police Department participates in National Night Out and is proud of the commitment our community has to this program.

The primary purpose of National Night Out is to get neighbors to leave their front porch lights on, showing their support with their local police departments in the fight against crime. Neighbors are encouraged to get out of their houses and meet other neighbors in the area and get to know them. The theory being that if neighbors meet and get to know each other, they are more apt to report suspicious activity in their neighborhood rather than “look the other way” when they see something noteworthy. When you know your neighbors and watch out for them, overall crime in the area is reduced.

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