National Night Out

"America's Night Out Against Crime"

On the first Tuesday of August, neighborhoods throughout Pendleton are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “34th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event.  In 2016, 38.5 million people and 16 thousand communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide participated in National Night Out. 

National Night Out is designed to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. 

August 1st, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., residents throughout the city of Pendleton are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police.  The Pendleton Police Department in conjunction with Pendleton Parks and Recreation, Wal-Mart, Franz Bakery, Hill Meat, and other local sponsors will be hosting an evening of FREE special events at the Pendleton Aquatic Center.  The festivities include free entry into the pool, hot dogs, and snow cones.      

National Project Coordinator Matt Peskin said, “This is a night for America to stand together to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity.  National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight to build a safer nation.  We invite neighborhoods nationwide to join us in Giving Crime & Drugs A Going Away Party.” 

We have many volunteers, groups and businesses that have made this night a success – without their time and donations this night of fun would not be possible.  If your organization would like to help, please contact Dianna Melton or Officer Shelly Studebaker.

Contact Information

CSO Shelly Studebaker
Phone: (541) 276-4411, ext 1109



2014 Photos - Pendleton Aquatic Center

2015 Photos - Pendleton Aquatic Center

2017 Photos - Pendleton Aquatic Center