Neighbors gathered in 2019 to celebrate National Night Out. 

National Night Out canceled for 2020

In the interest of community safety, the Bloomington Police Department is canceling the 2020 National Night Out event. The event is typically the first Tuesday in August and was originally postponed to October this year as a result of COVID-19. 

“The decision to cancel National Night Out was not an easy one, but due to the risks of COVID-19, it is best for our community and staff,” Police Chief Jeff Potts said. 

National Night Out is an annual community-building event that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie with the goal of making neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.