National Night Out is an annual, nationwide, crime prevention campaign. It is designed to build the community, neighborhood camaraderie and promote police-community partnership. These tasks help to make our neighborhoods safer and Temple a better place to live.  

National Night Out Texas:

 Tuesday, October  4, 2016 from 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Coordinator Meeting:

September 8, 2016; 6:00-7:00 PM - Temple Police Department: 209 E. Ave A. Temple, TX 76501

This is for new and returning block party coordinators.  If you would like to learn more about National Night Out or hear suggestions that will help in your planning process, you will want to attend this meeting.

What to expect at the meeting:

  • Experienced Coordinators will present ideas and experiences.  These coordinators have hosted multiple parties from a variety of sizes (10-500 attendees).
  • Introduce our 2016 theme: “Linked Up"
  • Discuss National Night Out Awards
  • Present NNO talking points
  • Questions and Answers

How to Participate: 


If you have a Neighborhood Watch Program already established, you may want to assist your captain in planning the events. You may also start your own National Night Out block party if one has not been established in your neighborhood. You may contact the Temple Police C.O.P.S. Unit to find out more information. Email: cops@templetx.gov or Call: 254-298-5913.


You are able to advertise local National Night Out locations by hanging flyers in your business window. You may also partner with National Night Out block parties and assist them in planning their party.

Churches/Civic Groups:

You are able to assist by making announcements to members so they may attend their individual National Night Out block parties. You may also be able to assist with setting up tables/chairs or other props at various parties.  Some churches and school have allowed area block parties to host the National Night Out event in their parking-lots.  

News Outlets:

The press is always welcome to our various National Night Out parties. They are encouraged to run various news stories before and after the city wide event. The news may bolster support by interviewing prior National Night Out participants and block party captains. 

How to register:

  Complete the online registration form. Wait for confirmation email (2-3 business days)  


Contact the COPS office cops@templetx.gov or 254-298-5913