When Neighbors Know Each Other Neighborhoods are Safer!
Thank you Oakland!

The City of Oakland would like to thank the community for supporting Oakland's largest National Night Out.

National Night Out hosts, volunteers and staff have all contributed to making this a premier volunteer event for Oakland.


1. What is National Night Out?
National Night Out is the nation's night out against crime. Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, residents are encouraged to join with their neighbors to have a neighborhood block party, ice cream social or other outdoor event to build neighborhood spirit and unity - which is the first defense against crime. Research shows that when neighbors know each other and look out for each other crime goes down.

2. Block Party Guide
Click here to download this fun and informative guide to successful neighborhood parties!

3. When is National Night Out?
National Night Out is always held the first Tuesday in August.

4. Who can host a National Night Out party?
The City of Oakland welcomes the participation of any neighborhood or community group in National Night Out, and encourages you to utilize this event as a way to bring people together and to have fun! City of Oakland elected officials, police officers, and city employees enjoy visiting National Night Out events as a way to strengthen the ties between residents and the Oakland Police Department.

5. Do you want to organize a Neighborhood Watch group on your block?
To organize a Neighborhood Watch group in Oakland, contact Brenda Ivey at 238-3091. Please click here to view the flyer and learn how to start a Neighborhood Watch your block.