National Night Out (NNO) is scheduled for Oct. 6 and will feature several changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rather than encourage the usual block parties and large celebrations, the Richardson Police Department (RPD) is asking neighborhood residents to hold their own personal picnics outside their homes, decorate their yards in a patriotic theme, turn on their porch lights and wave to RPD officers as they drive by. A patriotic mask decorating contest will also be held. Neighborhoods/blocks wishing to participate should designate an NNO Coordinator, who should register online by Sept. 20.