The Arlington Police Department invites you to participate in the 41st annual National Night Out (NNO) crime, drug, and violence prevention program sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). The event will be held on Tuesday, October 1, 2024 and is expected to involve hundreds of Arlington residents and millions across the country.

 The purpose of National Night Out is to build strong partnerships between the police and communities and to promote crime awareness programs such as Neighborhood Community Watch groups. According to NATW, last year's event was the largest ever that involved 37 million people in 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide.

Chief Jones at National Night Out

 Residents are encouraged to turn on their porch lights and gather with their neighbors to show unity against criminal activity. Registered communities may be visited by public service personnel such as those from police, fire, and emergency medical services.

The City of Arlington has participated in National Night Out for more than 20 years. This past year, the City of Arlington ranked first among the largest cities in the nation. Without your help, NNO would not be possible. If you would like to help the City of Arlington take a proactive stance against crime and compete for another national award, please register for National Night Out in your community.


National Night Out 2022 Party

National Night Out - Project 365

Project 365 was introduced in 1994 by the National Association of Town Watch as a component of National Night Out. Project 365 seeks and addresses specific problem areas within the community and works with the community and other organizations to make a positive change. 

In 2023, APD is supporting Child Protective Services / Child Protective Investigations (CPS / CPI) by collecting NEW items for the agency's Tarrant County Rainbow Room. Rainbow Rooms are centers where CPS / CPI caseworkers can obtain items like clothing, diapers, school supplies, and more for children who are in their care.

Please see the below flyer to learn more about the items that are needed and where your neighborhood can drop them off. 

2023 Project 365 flyer

 Contact your local Crime Prevention Officer if you have any additional questions:

The Arlington Police Department will be giving out NNO party packages to communities who register their National Night Out party with our Crime Prevention Office  at 620 West Division Street. Register early as NNO party supplies are limited.


Marissa Alcaraz
Arlington Police Department
620 W. Division, Arlington, TX. 76011

Email: [email protected]

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