National Night Out Information

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.  Neighborhoods host block parties,  cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.

This years parties will be held on Tuesday, August 6th.  We will guarantee that a Dayton Police Officer will respond to the first 15 parties that register. If a Dayton Police Officer is available, they will respond to the remaining registered parties in the City of Dayton.
The Department will be giving out gift bags for the kids that attend your event (For the first 15 parties that register). When you register, please give a count of how many kids will be attending your party.   The host(s) of the parties will pick up the gift bags between Tuesday July 23rd, 2024, and Thursday July 25th, 2024, at the Dayton Police Department.  We also ask that you call the office at 763-427-2017 when you are on your way to pick up items so we can have everything ready to go.

If you wish to host a party, please complete the registration form below and register your party today!  If you have any questions, contact Officer Dane McAlpine at or call 763-427-2017 .


Registration form to register National Night out parties with the Dayton Police Department.
The first 15 parties that register are guaranteed to have an officer attend their party and they will get gift bags with items for the kids. If there is an officer available, they will attend the remaining parties. The hosts of the first 15 parties will need to go to the Dayton Police Department to pick up your gift bag. You can pick up the gift bags on either Tuesday July 23rd, 2024; Wednesday July 24th, 2024, or Thursday July 25th, 2024. You will need to call the Dayton Police Department at 763-427-2017 the day you plan on picking them up before you come to the Dayton Police Department to pick up the gift bags.
What day do you plan on picking up the gift bag (If you are one of the first 15 parties to register?
If you check that you will be blocking off the road and are requesting barricades or cones, you will be added to a list that will be sent to Public Works. This request must be made prior to July 1st.