Night to Unite

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Night to Unite (also known as National Night Out) is a statewide celebration which takes place on the first Tuesday of August of every year. Night to Unite encourages neighborhoods to join the national celebration and participate in block parties, cookouts, or events to get to know one another and promote community safety.  Neighbors knowing neighbors is one of the most effective ways to prevent crime. 

Night to Unite goals are to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.
  • Generate support and participation in crime prevention and community policing programs.
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirits and public safety-community partnerships.
  • Let criminals know that you are committed to keeping your neighborhood safe.
  • Neighborhoods across the state display outdoor lights and front porch vigils and celebrate with a variety of events and activities, including block parties and cookouts, with visits from sheriff’s offices, police and fire departments, and elected officials.
“Night to Unite gives us the opportunity to meet with our citizens and discuss ways we can help each other prevent crime in our neighborhoods,” said Sheriff Luke Hennen.  “The partnership between law enforcement and community is the key in continuing to make Scott County a great, safe place to live."

Register for Night to Unite



The Scott County Sheriff’s Office invites neighborhoods to register for Night to Unite.  Sheriff Luke Hennen, K-9 Deputy Floyd, Patrol Deputies, 9-1-1 Dispatchers, Jail Correctional Officers, and Mounted Posse Reserve Deputies will all be making appearances around the county at various Night to Unite parties!  Residents and businesses in the 10 townships of Scott County and the city of Credit River can request Sheriff’s Office personnel to attend neighborhood parties by registering below.  For other communities in Scott County (within city limits), please contact your local law enforcement agency.  

If you would like Sheriff's Office personnel to attend your event, please submit the online form by July 23rd.  

In the interest of community safety, the Scott County Sheriff's Office may modify our participation and procedures to comply with the Governor’s Executive Orders and recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health and CDC. If you choose to participate, we encourage you to follow current state guidelines on gatherings, social distancing, and face masks. Our top priority is to keep our residents and staff safe and healthy.


More Information

If you have any questions, please call Community Engagement Deputy Amy Lueck at 952-496-8862 or by email.

Online Registration
2021 Night to Unite Flyer