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
Positive interactions with our residents are invaluable and hold the key to building lasting community relationships. National Night Out stands as a time to reflect on our deep community ties and the obligations we have to each other.
Chief of Police Peter Newsham
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