National Night Out


What: Sixth Annual National Night Out

When: Tuesday August 3, 2021 from 6 pm - 8 pm

Where: East Main Street and Academy Street, Newark

After its cancellation in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our sixth annual National Night Out is back. 

To allow for social distancing, this event will utilize both East Main Street and Academy Street and will be held in conjunction with a Main Street Alfresco dining event.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live and work. Together, we are making that happen.

From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, neighbors throughout Newark and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on their front porch lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and law enforcement.

The event provides a chance for the public to meet and interact with local first responders and to learn about what they do on a daily basis. Agencies will be showcasing some of their equipment and specialized units.

The following agencies will be attending:

  • Newark Police Department
  • University of Delaware Police Department
  • Delaware Natural Resources Police
  • Delaware Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement (DATE)
  • Delaware Department of Correction Probation & Parole
  • Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company
  • University of Delaware Emergency Care Unit


6:30 - PAL Trailer Unveiling - Near 66 E Main Street
7:00 - Newark PD K9 Unit demonstration - Academy Street
Entire night - DATE DUI Simulator Trailer - Near 58 East Main Street

Snacks and drinks will be available, free of charge, provided by Wawa and The Deer Park Tavern.

The UD Creamery truck will be selling their legendary, locally made ice cream.

The Newark PAL trailer will be there with games and activities for the kids.

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