The Iowa City Police Department wants to know if your neighborhood is hosting a National Night Out gathering.

This nationwide effort is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

This year's event is Tuesday, August 6, 2019, from 5 - 7 p.m. Many neighborhoods will be hosting special events such as block parties, cookouts, contests, youth activities, and anti-crime rallies.

If your neighborhood is planning a National Night Out event, let us know by contacting Officer Ashten Hayes at, or call 319-356-5273. The City will help publicize your event.

Members of the Iowa City Police Department, Iowa City Fire Department, Herky the Hawkeye, and McGruff the Crime Dog will be attending some gatherings.

Date of publication

Wednesday, June 19, 2019