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Night to Unite participants posing for photo

Night to Unite

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Night to Unite LogoNight to Unite is held annually on the first Tuesday in August. The 2019 event is Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. It is designed to:

  • Heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention efforts.
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts.
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships.
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

The Shakopee Police Department encourages participation in this great celebration of community, crime prevention and strong police/community partnerships.

From approximately 5:30 to 9 p.m., residents are encouraged to lock their doors, turn on their outside lights and spend the evening with the neighbors. Many neighborhoods host special events such as block parties, cookouts, visits from the police, fire and public works departments, youth contests and raffles.

Your event does not have to be large or elaborate. It can be as simple as having a conversation in your neighbor’s yard. The important thing is to talk to your neighbors and plan to get together.

Night to Unite is an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program that promotes neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships in the fight for a safer nation. The benefits your neighborhood will derive from Night to Unite will most certainly extend well beyond the night.

Questions? Contact Shakopee Crime Prevention Unit at 952-233-9441 or police@ShakopeeMN.gov.

2019 Block Party Registration

Registration is required for visits from Shakopee Police, Shakopee Fire and Shakopee Public Works departments. Registration closes Monday, July 15.

2019 Night to Unite Photo Contest

Contest Rules and Requirements

  • Entrants must be the sole author and owner of image.
  • All submissions become property of the City of Shakopee and may be used in any publication, advertisement, electronic media (website, social media, email, etc.) or third-party outlet.
  • Images must be from a 2019 Shakopee Night to Unite registered party.
  • No photoshopped images (no filters, text or Photoshop enhancements; small color corrections and cropping allowed). We want authentic photos that represent the night.

Submission

All images must be submitted online at www.ShakopeeMN.gov/nighttounite by 4 p.m. Aug. 16. Images must be in JPG format and at least 800 KB. A maximum of five images allowed.

Judging

Shakopee Police Department will select three finalists. These images will be posted to the Shakopee Police Department Facebook page for a community vote. A Facebook poll will determine which place the photos receive.

Contest Prizes

  • 1st place: 6 Minnesota Twins tickets
  • 2nd place: 2 Minnesota Twins tickets
  • 3rd place: Canterbury Park tickets 

Dog Photo Contest - NEW THIS YEAR!

Contest Rules and Requirements, Submission

  • Entrants must be the sole author and owner of image.
  • All submissions become property of the City of Shakopee and may be used in any publication, advertisement, electronic media (website, social media, email, etc.) or third-party outlet.
  • Images must be from a 2019 Shakopee Night to Unite registered party.
  • No photoshopped images (no filters, text or Photoshop enhancements; small color corrections and cropping allowed). We want authentic photos that represent the night.

Submission

All images must be submitted online at www.ShakopeeMN.gov/nighttounite by 4 p.m. Aug. 16. Images must be in JPG format and at least 800 KB. A maximum of five images allowed.

Judging

Shakopee police officers will select a winner based on votes. The winning photo will be announced on Facebook.

Prize

Chuck & Don’s gift basket