Cheyenne police are gearing up for their 14th annual Neighborhood Night Out -- a community-building event designed to bring neighbors, businesses, and police together in partnership against crime.

This year's event will take place on Thursday, July 13, and those interested in hosting block parties are encouraged to attend a block captain planning meeting at the Cheyenne Public Safety Center at 415 W. 18th Street on Thursday, June 1, at 5:30 p.m.

"This meeting will be informational and feature an open discussion for sharing fun block party planning ideas," said Public Information Officer Alex Farkas.

"Whether you have hosted a block party in the past or are interested in hosting a party this year, this is your opportunity to begin the process and plan a special event for your neighborhood," added Farkas.

Each year, neighborhood block captains organize block parties featuring cookouts, live music, and entertainment provided by neighborhood residents with the help of sponsoring Cheyenne businesses, churches, and specialty groups.

Last year, there were 21 block parties held throughout the capital city, and Farkas says they are hoping to have as many as possible this year.

“Neighborhood Night Out is a great way to get to know others in your community and have fun,” said Farkas.

“When neighbors are able to meet and connect with one another and the officers that serve them, we are able to work together to prevent crime," she added.

To RSVP as a block captain, contact Farkas at 307-637-6537 or

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