National Night Out is a great opportunity for citizens and law enforcement to partner up against crime. We invite you to attend the event, meet your neighbors and commit to helping law enforcement reduce crime in your community.
This year, National Night Out is Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, from 7 to 9 p.m. Neighborhoods must register before Sept. 13.
National Night Out is designed to:
Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
Generate support and participation in crime efforts
Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community relations
Let criminals know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back
During the event, residents in neighborhoods throughout Austin and across the nation are asked to turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and spend the evening outside with their neighbors, police officers, firefighters and EMS paramedics. Events such as cookouts, block parties and neighborhood walks will all occur simultaneously throughout the city and nationwide.
Once you complete an application, you will be notified via mail or email about where to pick up your National Night Out bag. The bag will contain crime prevention information, posters, party invitations and items for use at your party.