Night to Unite (formally National Night Out) is held annually on the first Tuesday in August.
Night to Unite was developed to:
- Reinforce neighborhood and police-community relationships over a meal or conversation rather than during a time of distress;
- Build connections with public safety organizations;
- Support and participation in, local anticrime programs; and
- Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are prepared and fighting back.
Night to Unite provides an excellent opportunity for all of Jordan’s residents to come together for this great cause. Community engagement builds trust and aids in reducing criminal activity.
In the past, registered block parties have been visited by representatives of the Jordan Police and Fire departments, Allina and Ridgeview ambulance services, McGruff the crime fighting dog, the American Red Cross, and many other public safety organizations.
Block captains are responsible for organizing a block party on the night of the event. Block parties can be as small or large as the captains can manage and are typically a pot-luck or BBQ.
If you are interested in coordinating a block party please contact Jordan Police Officer Angie Otto by email or by calling the Jordan Police Department at 952-492-2009 during administrative office hours.