Central Texas law enforcement and local communities are gearing up for National Night Out.
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According to austintexas.gov...
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. 6, 2015, from 7 to 9 p.m. Neighborhoods must register by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2015.
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.
Check out some of the 2015 Central Texas community events.
Stand up against crime with APD & your neighbors at National Night Out tonight from 7-9pm! pic.twitter.com/QutCetg5OL— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) October 6, 2015