Minnesota Night to Unite

Plan Your Night to Unite Aug. 6

Effective crime prevention begins with strong neighborhoods and community relationships. The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office urges all County residents to participate in Minnesota’s Night to Unite on Tuesday, Aug. 6. While this may seem like a long way off, it’s not too early to start planning your neighborhood festivities now!

Similarities & Differences With Events

Minnesota will again be celebrating their local statewide crime prevention event titled Night to Unite on Aug. 6. Many of the same ideas National Night Out promotes can be considered with Night to Unite. Night to Unite focuses on getting to know one another in your neighborhood, building relationships with law enforcement, and bringing awareness to crime prevention.

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Caption: Personnel from the Sheriff’s Office, Fire Departments, and Ambulance Services join in the festivities of Night to Unite by answering questions and providing tours of vehicles and equipment used during the course of their work day.

Strengthening Neighborhoods

This is the time to get together with your neighbors. Choose to keep your neighborhood safe by watching out for each other and reporting crime and suspicious behavior. A Minnesota Night to Unite event in your neighborhood could be as simple as locking your door, turning on your outside lights, and gathering the neighbors in the front yard to get to know each other while sipping some lemonade. Still other neighborhoods may choose to have a BBQ and potluck type atmosphere with games and activities for participants to partake in. It is important that your neighborhood tailors its event to those that live there.

A strong community is a safe community. Everything we do to strengthen the ties among neighbors of all ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles makes our present and future that much brighter. We hope that you and your neighbors will join our office in giving crime and drugs a going away party.

Importance of Registration

Why register your event with the Sheriff’s Office? It is important to register your gathering so we can do our very best to send a Sheriff's representative to your event. Consider it a great time to build relationships with your neighbors, law enforcement, and other emergency personnel. It is also an opportunity to rekindle the spirit of your Neighborhood Watch program or to start a new program with the energy from the evening. Register with this form that you can fill out and email back to us. 

Contact Us / More Information

Please do not hesitate to contact us at the Sheriff's Office. For more information about Minnesota’s Night to Unite, scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 6, contact Deputy Roxanne Schreder at (763) 765-3579 or by email.