2018 National Night Out

On Tuesday, August 7, 2018 neighborhoods throughout Virginia Beach will join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “35th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. NNO will involve over 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canada, and military bases around the world. In all, over 38 million people are expected to participate in "America’s Night Out Against Crime". 

National Night Out is designed to: 

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

Beginning at 5 p.m. on August 7th, residents in neighborhoods throughout Virginia Beach and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights, and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. Many neighborhoods will be hosting a variety of special events such as cookouts, Nextdoor.com sign-ups, parades, visits from police and other first responders, flashlight walks, contests, and various youth activities. 

Please contact MPO Jim McElligott at the Virginia Beach Police Department’s Community Engagement Unit at jmcellig@vbgov.com​ so that police resources could possibly be provided to attend your event.​

Pre National Night Out Events

  • Free Screening of the film, Catch Me If You Can on June 26, 2018, 11AM, at Beach Cinema Alehouse, 941 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. For more information about this event, please click here
  • ​Free Presentation on Identity Theft Protection by Frank W. Abagnale on July 28, 2018, 6 - 830PM, at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St., Virginia Beach, VA 23451. A document shredding service will be present to shred personal documents. The police department will also provide a drug take back table for proper disposal of old and expired medications as well as various additional resource tables. Other presentations will be taking place starting at 4 pm. For more information about this event, please click here​.

National Night Out Event Application

If interested in hosting an event, kindly fill out this application form​ and click on the 'Submit by Email' at the bottom of the document. 

*Note: The Submit by Email' button works using the Internet Explorer browser. In case of technical difficulties in submitting this form, please save the form to your Desktop and send it to pdceu@vbgov.com. For further assistance, kindly contact 757-385-1006.​