Help build a safer Des Moines at ‘National Night Out’ on Tuesday, Aug. 6


Registration is open for National Night Out – don’t forget to get your block registered.

On Tuesday, Aug. 6, hundreds of Des Moines residents will join their neighbors, police officers, firefighters and other community leaders to celebrate National Night Out.

National Night Out is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs;
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

5 Reasons to Host a National Night Out Party in your neighborhood.

  1. Have fun!
  2. Meet your neighbors. Neighbors knowing neighbors is the first step in crime prevention.
  3. Increase the sense of belonging in your neighborhood. When you know people on your block, you can watch for each other, exchange skills and resources, and foster new friendships for people of all ages.
  4. Meet residents who have lived in the neighborhood for a long time and know its history.
  5. Start an annual neighborhood tradition of getting together at least once a year.

To register, please click here.

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