National Night Out 2022 


Tuesday, August 2, 2022 is the date most communities worldwide will observe National Night Out (NNO) - America's Night Out Against Crime.  For NNO 2020, Durham, we went the distance (virtually)  to get back on the bull and now we are going back on the block for NNO 2022!  NNO 2022 is going to be a memorable, milestone year as the community continues to safely transition back to post COVID. Neighborhoods, businesses and community groups that are planning to observe NNO are encouraged to do so with the latest CDC and State COVID-related guidelines and updates in mind.

IDEAS for 2022. This year in the spirit of community, the Durham Police Department encourages residents to consider strategic, creative ways to mark the observance that will support human service organizations and businesses in meaningful ways to help them recover from COVID’s effects. Organize your neighbors to patronize a neighborhood restaurant, volunteer to fill a need, hold a fundraising campaign for a local non-profit, support a local food bank, hold a school supply drive for students and teachers, etc.,

POLICE VISITS and NNO PROMO ITEMS. Due to this year’s short planning timeline, staffing and budget considerations, the Durham Police Department (DPD) cannot guarantee police visits to every registered site or bags of NNO promotional items for coordinators. In the weeks leading up to the August 2, 2022 observance, DPD Public Affairs staff will keep registered NNO coordinators informed of resources that may be available.

HOW to REGISTER (with DPD and nationally)

  1. You MUST register locally with the Durham Police Department in order for the department to know your neighborhood or group is holding an event (when, where and time). Here is the link to DPD’s online form.:  National Night Out Registration 2022
  2. NNO Neighborhood Coordinators are encouraged to register nationally as well to be counted among this year’s participants worldwide. Visit
  3. Street Closures REQUIRE Permit; Necessary for Barricade Delivery
Special Events Permits are required to block off, and assemble in, public streets.  If you are closing or assembling on a public street and have not already applied for a special events permit, you MUST do so immediately. Veteran NNO organizers will note that the form is different than in previous years. It must be completed online, and the new form has a few different questions than in years past. When completing a Special Events Permit for NNO, please be aware of the following:

  • For “Event Name”, put name of the neighborhood or group hosting the event / NNO.
  • For “Type of Event”  scroll down to select National Night Out.
  • NNO neighborhood organizers do not have to provide an event site map.
  • Traffic Control” section is especially important if requesting barricades
  • In the “Safety and Security” section, the question “Are you specifically requesting police resources services for this request?” does not apply to impromptu NNO visits by police officers.

Link to DPD Special Events Permit application:

The new contact for Special Events Permits is:              

Lt. John Tyler,  D5 Special Services

[email protected]

(919) 560-4935, extension 29553

If you requested “barricades” on your DPD NNO Registration Form, the number you requested will be delivered to you (supply permitting) courtesy of the City’s Transportation Division and the Impact Team of the City’s Neighborhood Improvement Services Department. [For NNO only the City provides barricade service without requesters having to rent them from an area vendor]. 

Known barricade requesters will be contacted directly by DPD to coordinate barricade delivery/drop off.   Direct barricade questions you may have to Lt. G. Minor at [email protected], (919) 560-4322 extension 29196.

HAVE QUESTIONS?  This year the first point of contact for general NNO 2022 information is:

John Baltz

Administrative Technician, Senior

Office of the Chief

Office: 919.560.4322, ext. 29172

[email protected]


Extreme Heat.  Usually it is extremely hot on NNO. Take precautions to avoid heat-related emergencies.  Participants/attendees should stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids, and avoid drinking caffeine or alcohol. Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid wearing dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays. Also avoid extreme temperature changes.  Always call 911 in the case of an emergency.

Rain.  Coordinators of indoor NNO events are encouraged to implement the “rain or shine” principle.  For outdoor NNO events, a rainy forecast does not automatically cancel DPD’s observance.  In the event of rainy weather, DPD will post a notice on the home page of by 3 p.m. with instructions.  Also, the notice will be sent to the email addresses of registered coordinators who provided them.  Coordinators may also call DPD’s Public Affairs Office at 560-4322.

Thank you in advance for your support of NNO and the Durham Police Department!

Public Affairs Unit, DPD
Office of the Chief
Durham Police Department
602 E. Main Street
(919) 560-4322

Additional NNO 2022 Contacts:
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