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Night to Unite

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Night to Unite LogoNight to Unite is held annually on the first Tuesday in August. 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 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.

2018 Theme: Beach Party

This year's theme is all about the beach. Sign up to be a block captain and receive a free yard flamingo to mark the party's location. Block party captains will also receive many more beach-themed freebies to host the hottest neighborhood event.

Register by July 1 to be entered into a drawing for even more prizes!

How do I register for a 2018 Night to Unite block party?

Registration closes July 20.

  1. Register online
  2. Call 952-233-9400
  3. Stop by the Shakopee Police Department, 475 Gorman St., during business hours

Night to Unite Photo Contest

The police department hosts a photo contest every year with the winning photos used to promote future events. The 2018 contest will be better than ever with a grand prize sure to keep your family and neighbors cool this summer.

Congratulations to our 2017 winners!

First Place: April Tomei

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Second Place – Kathryn Biscay

Third Place – Tina Heller

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More Information

If you have any questions, please call the Crime Prevention Office at 952-233-9441.