ST. CLOUD - The St. Cloud Police Department is encouraging you to register your neighborhood block party now for next month's 'National Night Out'.

The 31st annual event is scheduled for Tuesday, August 5th.

From 6:00 until 10:00 p.m. residents in neighborhoods throughout St. Cloud, and across the country, are asked to lock their doors, turn on their outside lights, and spend the evening with the neighbors and police.

If you would like a police officer to stop by your party, call the St. Cloud Police Department Crime Prevention office at 345-4182.