Neighborhoods throughout Naperville are invited to help anti-crime efforts and strengthen their community by participating in the 17th annual National Night Out.
The nationwide event takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. and neighborhoods are encouraged to register with the city by Friday, July 12.
During the event, city officials are asking residents to lock their doors, turn on their outside lights and celebrate the evening outdoors with their neighbors.
Last year, more than 37 million people participated in National Night Out across the country, according to city officials.
The event is designed to "generate support and participation in local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and improve the relationship between the community and its residents," according to the city of Naperville.
Members of the Naperville Fire, Police, Public Works and Electric and Water Departments will visit registered events. In the past, Naperville neighborhood events have included block parties, parades and more.
To register, call Naperville Police Sgt. Steve Schindlbeck at 630-420-4188 or email him at email@example.com.