Kerrville Police Chief David Knight, announces that on Tuesday,
October 3rd, neighborhoods throughout Kerrville are being invited to join forces
with thousands of communities nationwide for the "34th Annual National Night
Out" (NNO) crime and drug prevention event.
National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of
Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the Kerrville Police
Department, will involve over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S.
territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. In all, over 37
million people are expected to participate in 'America's Night Out Against Crime'.
National Night Out, a yearlong 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 neighborhoods are organized and are fighting back.
From 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. on October 3rd, residents in neighborhoods
throughout Kerrville and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on
outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and first responders.
Many neighborhoods throughout Kerrville will be hosting a variety of special
events such as block parties, cookouts, visits from law enforcement & Fire/EMS,
flashlight walks, contests, youth activities and safety fairs.
National Night Out’s Founder and Executive Director, Matt Peskin said,
This is a night for America to stand together and promote awareness, safety,
and neighborhood unity. National Night Out showcases the vital importance of
police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight for a safer
nation. On NNO, we invite neighborhoods nationwide to join us and “give crime a
going away party”.
Any crime prevention organization, community group, block clubs, local
businesses, homeowners’ associations, and neighborhood watch groups, etc.,
that are interested in participating is invited to contact and sign up with the
Kerrville Police Department's Community Services Officer Juan Trevizo at 830-
258-1371, if you live inside the city limits.