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Posted on: July 31, 2013

[ARCHIVED] National Night Out

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On Tuesday, October 1st, neighborhoods throughout Deer Park are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 30th Annual National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by Deer Park Police Department, will involve over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. Once again this year, Target is a national corporate sponsor along with NextDoor.com which is a private social network; like Facebook but for your neighborhood.

National Night Out, a year-long community building campaign, is designed to: (1) Heighten crime prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most cities and towns celebrate National Night Out with a variety of special citywide and neighborhood events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals, visits from local officials and law enforcement, safety fairs, and youth events.

On October 1, residents in neighborhoods throughout Deer Park and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. Many neighborhoods throughout Deer Park will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from police, flashlight walks, contests, youth activities and anticrime rallies.
National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight to build a safer nation. CONTACT: COMMUNITY LIAISON, SHEILA PLOVANICH at splovanich@deerparktx.org or 281-930-2118 to plan your event.

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