Minnesota Night to Unite

In the interest of the health and safety of our citizens, the Sherburne County Sheriff's Office has canceled participation in the 2020 Night to Unite event.  The event is traditionally celebrated the first Tuesday in August, was earlier postponed to October, and is now canceled.

We look to come back bigger and better next year when Night to Unite will be on Tuesday, August 3, 2021.


Night to Unite (National Night Out) is a statewide event that builds and fosters community bonds between citizens, businesses, and public safety organizations, such as the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office. This annual celebration gathers neighborhoods and public safety personnel together to promote safer communities. 

Night to Unite Goals are to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
  • Generate support and participation in crime prevention and community policing programs
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirits and public safety-community partnerships
  • Let criminals know that you are committed to keeping your neighborhood safe

Neighborhoods across the state display outdoor lights and front porch vigils and celebrate with a variety of events and activities, including block parties and cookouts, with visits from sheriff’s offices, police and fire departments, and elected officials. Night to Unite 2020 was canceled with public safety considerations surrounding the coronavirus pandemic taken into account.

Night to Unite has proven to be an effective, inexpensive, and enjoyable opportunity to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in pursuit of safer communities. Community benefits often extend beyond this single evening event as neighbors get to know each other and the public safety agencies that serve them.

Registration information for Night to Unite 2021 will be available in the spring. Please consider hosting a gathering in your neighborhood.  

Should you have any questions, please contact Deputy Roxanne Schreder at (763) 765-3579 or by email at roxanne.schreder@co.sherburne.mn.us

National Night Out Event - people standing outside

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.

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