The best way to build a safer community is to know your neighbors and your surroundings. National Night Out triumphs over a culture that isolates us from each other and allows us to rediscover our own communities.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
National Night Out is an excellent program that helps the department build relationships with neighbors and create safer neighborhoods. This is one of the events we look forward to each year.
Police Chief George Turner
Parents and their children have the opportunity to see squad cars, various emergency response vehicles, a medical helicopter, learn about a wide variety of safety topics and partake in numerous interactive family friendly activities. The department’s public safety partners from the public, nonprofit and business sectors also participate.
Police Chief Eric Werner
With the climate in these past years, it’s extremely important that we celebrate National Night Out to show the unity among each other.
Assistant Police Chief Diane Groomes
It’s a chance to bring neighborhoods together with the men and women who protect them. The safety of our communities depend on both law enforcement and the neighbors they serve. National Night Out enhances that cooperation.
My hope for starting National Night Out was to reach the community, especially the children, and let them see the officers of our department in a positive light. This event brings police officers and the members of the community together in a fun setting and gives them the opportunity to get to know the officers and ask questions. It brings us to them, instead of them having to come to us.
Lieutenant Matt Oglesbee