Residents in neighborhoods across Rockwall will be spending Tuesday evening outside, learning how to fight crime in their back yards. during National Night Out 2019, hosted by the Rockwall Police Department.
The goals for National Night Out are to heighten crime prevention awareness,; generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
The National Night Out is sponsored each year by the National Association of Town Watch to encourage people in neighborhoods across the country to come together and get to know each other, while meeting with law enforcement authorities and learning ways how to prevent crime, drug abuse and violence in their communities.
Traditionally, the National Night Out is conducted on the first Tuesday night in August, although the national organization has allowed Texas to conduct activities on an officially recognized alternative date on the first Tuesday in October.
Anyone wanting additional information about hosting a neighborhood event in Rockwall for the National Night Out can contact Community Services Officer David Andrews at 972-771-7765 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
At least 458 Texas cities had announced plans to conduct National Night Out activities Tuesday.
The Royse City Police Department is participating in its second event.
With the theme of “A Night To Unite, Get To Know Your Community,” the National Night Out is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. at Royse City High School, 700 FM 2642.