How to Enjoy National Night Out August 1

National_Night_Out_Logo.jpgAt a time when reports of auto thefts and home break-ins are increasing, it is very important to get to know your neighbors.  Neighbors knowing neighbors is one of the most effective ways to prevent crime.

National Night Out (NNO) is coming up on Tuesday, August 1. Each year, neighborhoods in our area organize block parties on that evening.  

Residents are asked to lock their doors, turn on their outside lights and spend an evening outside with neighbors.

Recently, some cities have started to refer to this event as “National Night to Unite”;  its new purpose is to celebrate/strengthen neighborhood and community partnerships.

Please note that registration of your National Night Out or National Night to Unite events with your city may have a deadline of as early as July 21.

Read on for information on what Bloomington, Edina, Minnetonka, and Eden Prairie are doing

The Bloomington Police Department and Fire Department along with Allina EMS will briefly visit with residents of many of the neighborhoods that register their parties with the city. Registration and more information is now available online ; register your neighborhood party early so you don't forget.  The registration deadline in Bloomington is Friday, July 21

Edina Night to Unite – has online registration, or call the Edina Police Department at 952-826-1610.

Minnetonka Night for Neighbors – the first 100 neighborhoods to register are scheduled to receive a visit from the city. 

Eden Prairie Night to Unite – register your neighborhood celebration so staff from the Eden Prairie Police and Fire Departments, as well as several City officials, can stop by for a visit.  The registration deadline is Tuesday, July 25.

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