Join Us for Night to Unite!
Please join the Minnesota Crime Prevention Association and hundreds of communities throughout the State of Minnesota for the annual Night to Unite (NTU), Minnesota’s statewide celebration which takes place on the first Tuesday of August of every year. Night to Unite helps to celebrate and strengthen neighborhood and community partnerships particularly between residents and their local law enforcement.
Night to Unite is sponsored by the Minnesota Crime Prevention Association, AAA of Minnesota/Iowa and local law enforcement communities.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any member of the NTU Planning Committee:
|Julie Janke||Chaska PD||Email Julie|
|Monica Jensen||Dakota County Attorney’s Office||Email Monica|
|Laura Landes||Anoka County Sheriff’s Office (Committee Chairperson)||Email Laura|
|Mark Peterson||AAA||Email Mark|
|Maryan Saad||BCA||Email Maryan|
|Katie Swatosh||Bloomington PD||Email Katie|
|Laura Vaughan||West St. Paul PD||Email Laura|
National Night Out
National Night Out (NNO) also occurs annually on the first Tuesday in August and promotes police-community partnership, neighborhood camaraderie, and enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement. If you are participating in National Night Out, please register your celebration at the NATW website. Once you register with NATW they will send you an organizational guide and coordinator toolkit. You can order National Night Out items directly from NATW using their website.
If you are unsure whether your community celebrates Night to Unite, National Night Out, or both we encourage you to reach out to your local law enforcement agency for more information.
NTU/NNO Appreciation Breakfast
Every spring, there is a Night to Unite/National Night Out Appreciation breakfast that kicks off the season. Those who coordinate NTU/NNO for their respective communities traditionally attend this event to participate in networking, idea sharing, and highlight unique NTU/NNO events that take place in different communities throughout Minnesota. Thanks to everyone who could join us this year to recognize all the NTU/NNO participants.
MCPA Annual Conference
The MCPA hosts an annual statewide conference in October of each year. This conference features; educational breakout sessions, exhibitors, silent auction, Bingo, and several networking opportunities. The conference is a great way to learn about crime prevention topics and network with a variety of officers from many different agencies throughout Minnesota.