National Night Out

National Association of Town Watch is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development and promotion of various crime prevention programs including neighborhood watch groups, law enforcement agencies, state and regional crime prevention associations, businesses, civic groups, and individuals, devoted to safer communities.

Since 1981, NATW continues to serve thousands of members across the nation.
2021 National Night Out logo

Planning your 2021 National Night Out block party?

2021 National Night Out is on!

The 38th Annual National Night Out will take place Tuesday, August 3, 2021, in communities and neighborhoods throughout Menlo Park, and the nation. This event gives neighbors an opportunity to join together in a combined effort to:

  • Increase crime prevention and awareness
  • Generate support and participation in local neighborhood watch programs
  • Strengthen the partnership between the community and police
  • Inform criminals that neighborhoods are connected and fighting back

Register your 2021 National Night Out block party


  • All block parties and events for National Night Out must be registered through the police department. Complete this electronic registration form for your party/event.
  • For all parties and events that involve street closures, an online special events permit form is required.
Please complete one or both of these forms, as needed, to participate and be recognized as a 2021 National Night Out event.
national night out block party officers with child