National Night Out block parties are designed to build rapport between citizens and public safety personnel, improve and deepen trust, allow for social interaction within neighborhoods and strengthen confidence in the capabilities of the City’s public safety network. Parties generally start in the early evenings, but some may start much earlier. Neighborhoods are free to hold these at their convenience.
National Night Out is a great way to meet your neighbors along with police and fire personnel in a relaxed setting!
Crime Watch is designed to bring together residents in an atmosphere of mutual concern and assistance, and National Night Out is intended to fill that role. Police officials agree that community-based efforts like this form the backbone of an efficient crime prevention program.
Hosting the Parties
Individuals, neighbors or neighborhood associations host these parties and alert the Police Department of the time and location by registering their event. The City assists with some materials and schedules visits from public safety personnel. Officers and firefighters will arrive, mix with local residents, answer questions, provide advice and distribute contact information. The public safety personnel will be visiting registered block parties between 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Anyone wishing to obtain assistance or to alert the Police Department of their event should contact Officer Kaylee Herrera at (972) 468-4213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.