POLICE Department

HPD Reminds Citizens: There's Still Time to Prepare for National Night Out!

September 18, 2015 - The Houston Police Department reminds all citizens that we are less than three weeks away from our 32nd Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, October 6.  

This is a very important event for the community because it is an opportunity to strengthen police-community relationships.  There is still time to get with your area coordinator and finalize plans for your event.  If you have not done so, please contact your neighborhood representative or community services officers at the nearest patrol station.  

Photos of last year's National Night Out events are attached to this news release.  More photos of National Night Out activities can be viewed at https://www.flickr.com/photos/houstonpolice/albums/72157648403806606  

Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. said, "There is no better crime prevention strategy or tool than one neighbor looking out for another.  It is also an opportunity for law enforcement to get out and meet the public and listen to their issues and concerns."  Chief McClelland added, "We certainly want to hear from the public and what their needs and priorities are."

The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime,” in 1984 began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie, and to send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. 

Civic leaders and citizens interested in seeking more information on National Night Out can visit the HPD website at www.houstonpolice.org and click on the National Night Out logo.  Our National Night Out 2015 video is available for viewing on the HPD YouTube Channel at https://youtu.be/z4gv5UeGWKM

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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.