National Night Out

We are looking forward to hosting a free community block party in August of 2022, and will not be hosting National Night Out on August 2, 2022. Please learn more about the block party by clicking here. 


As we look toward National Night Out 2023, more information will become available on this webpage. 


In the meantime, if interested in participating in the next National Night Out with the Ventura Police Department, please familiarize yourself with the information below from 2021 and follow us on social media to learn about upcoming events.

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Ventura neighborhoods are invited to participate in National Night Out on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 from 4 p.m.- 8 p.m. Deadline to register is 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.


National Night Out is an annual crime prevention event and community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie that make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.


National Night Out is designed to:

  1. Heighten crime and drug awareness
  2. Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts
  3. Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships
  4. Send a message to criminals that our neighborhoods are organized, united, and looking out for one another

From 4 p.m.- 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, residents in neighborhoods throughout Ventura are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights, and spend an evening outside with neighbors and Ventura Police Officers!

Neighborhoods host a variety of events ranging from small potlucks, front yard chats, and BBQs to block parties with dunk tanks and water slides, chalk drawing contests, ice cream socials, nacho bars, bike parades, and much more! This is your chance to be creative, have fun, and celebrate your neighborhood!

Registration is FREE and gives police officers and city representatives an opportunity to attend local neighborhood events as time and circumstances permit. Register today!

Questions? Please contact Community Outreach Specialist, Emily Graves, at 805-339-4312 or egraves@venturapd.org.

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