Auburn Public Safety invites community members, families, residents and stakeholders to celebrate the 40th annual National Night Out (NNO) at Auburn University’s Ag Heritage Park on Aug. 1, 2023, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

“This is a night for our nation to stand together and promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity,” said National Project Coordinator, Matt Peskin. “National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement. When law enforcement and the community work closely together, some amazing things can happen.”

The evening will feature free food and family-friendly fun for all ages including:

– Local organizations with free community resources.

– Meet and greet with Auburn school resource officers.

– Touch-a-Truck display.

– Auburn Police K9 demonstration.

– Auburn Fire Department fire education.

– Photo opportunities with Sparky the Fire Dog and McGruff the Crime Dog.

– Face painting, music, giveaways and more. 

National Night Out is nationally sponsored by NATW, ADT, Starbucks, Associa, L.E.A.D. and co-sponsored by the city of Auburn and Auburn University.

To learn more about National Night Out, visit For event inquiries, email Sidney Hancock at