National Night Out


   2018 Naitional Night Out Save the Date Graphic - Includes 8-7-18 as the event's date.

Join your neighbors for  

National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Start planning your neighborhood event. The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce another year of participation in National Night Out on August 7, 2018! Let's make this one of the best years for public turn-out.

If you are interested in planning and/or hosting a National Night Out event, please register your event with us! Information on how you can register is below:


Phone: If you reside in Olmsted County, but not in the city limits of Rochester, you may register your event by calling the Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention, 507 328-6777.

National Night Out is dedicated to getting to know the neighbors you do not know and reunite you with those you have not spent much time with lately. Without you or your neighbors, police and sheriff agencies across the nation would not be as successful in the continuous battle on crime! Take back the night from criminals - come out and join the party!

When you register your event, we will make our best effort to have a uniformed deputy stop by at your party! Most times, the Deputies will have items to hand out to kids and sometimes the stuff is so cool, even the adults want some!

National Night Out events do qualify for a neighborhood meeting for Neighborhood Watch. So, if you have an established Neighborhood Watch group already, what a perfect way to get two birds with one stone! If you have been thinking of starting a Neighborhood Watch, National Night Out is a perfect way to start! National Night Out events can be as simple as a gathering with cookies and punch, ice cream social or to a full-out buffet pot-luck!  Some groups in the past have had speakers present safety or environmental tips at their events. The possibilities are endless! Since this night is really about promoting safety, the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office recommends no alcohol be served at these events.