National Night Out is Tuesday
The 2018 version of National Night Out is slated for 6-9 p.m. Tuesday in Burleson. There will be picnics, cookouts, bounce houses, and more on Tuesday as the city celebrates.
National Night Out, which started in 1984, is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, better places to live. National Night Out helps bring back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
In Burleson, any neighborhoods requesting closures for their National Night Out get-togethers will need to contact Rey Gonzales, assistant director of public works, at 817-426-9838 or email him for barricades.
The National Night Out neighborhood organizers will not be charged for the barricades but they will need the consent of the neighbors for the closure. The police department and fire departments will need to be aware of any closures and must have public safety access.
Apartment communities and neighborhoods join in the National Night Out effort to raise awareness about organizing and fighting back against crime. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support and participation in anti-crime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and to let criminals know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. To get involved, contact the community resource officers.
Across the nation, millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide. Texas celebrates on the first Tuesday in October. All other locations celebrate the night in August. Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and other things.