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Block Parties

Register your block party with the City. We’ll drop off barricades to block off your street and have member of our Police and Fire Departments drop in for a visit.

National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual nationwide event generally hosted on the first Tuesday in August. Because of COVID-19, we have moved our NNO events to October 6th. This will give us more time to plan and adjust the events accordingly, and to follow our State and local guidelines. 

National Night Out encourages our community to host block parties and other social gatherings to get to know their neighbors and to encourage crime prevention. Register your block party today.

Planning Your Event

  • Get to know your neighbors—host a block party—info to permits
  • Request Police and Fire visits for your gathering or block party.
  • Register Your National Night Out Event

Neighborhood Crime Watch 

Neighborhood Crime Watch is a partnership between our citizens and City Staff and our elected officials from the City of North St. Paul. Neighborhood Watch is a defined geographical neighborhood where residents work together to determine what behaviors are, or are not acceptable in their neighborhood. Each Neighborhood watch area is assigned an officer they can work with to be partners in crime prevention and to meet the needs of the community.

Starting a Neighborhood Watch Group

Starting a Neighborhood Watch Group is easy. Representatives from the North St. Paul Police Department will conduct the first meeting to help you:

  • Identify issues facing your neighborhood
  • Set up your Neighborhood Watch Program
  • Identify a Block Captain who will act as a liaison to the neighborhood and the Police Department.

Setting Up a Neighborhood Watch Meeting

  • Contact the City of North St. Paul Neighborhood Watch coordinator at 651-747-2504 (is there an email we can include?)
  • Determine your Block Watch area—usually around 30 residences, but smaller or larger groups are welcome to schedule a meeting
  • Select a meeting date and time. Neighborhood Watch meetings are held in the evening and last under two hours.
  • Identify a location for the kick-off meeting. Consider using a public space at City Hall, a local park, school, library or church.
  • Invite your neighbors. The Neighborhood Watch coordinator has access to contact information for your area.

Once your group is active consider other locations and activities like ice-cream social, potlucks, kiddie parades and more. Contact the City in advance so barricades are in place and so our Police and Fire Departments can attend

Earn Your Sign

Once your neighborhood Watch Group is established, let us know and the City will post a sign in your neighborhood.

Public Safety Open House

Join us for our annual Public Safety Open House on the first Friday in June from 6-9 p.m. at City Hall 2400 Margaret St.

  • Come meet our police and fire staff
  • Tour our fire station
  • See our equipment including SWAT vehicle, Rescue Truck, Ambulance, Police Motorcycles and Bicycles
  • Learn how to extinguish store top fires
  • Fun activities for kids
  • View our Station Alert System
  • Learn about Community Policing and Neighborhood Watch Program
  • Have your blood pressure checked
  • Try on Fire Gear—great photo opp!
  • Enjoy complimentary refreshments from the Salvation Army Mobile Canteen