National Night Out in Texas, Tuesday October 4th
National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and is an annual event designed to unite families, businesses and police departments. The goal is to heighten crime prevention awareness, build support and participation in local anti-crime programs, and most importantly send a message that our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
The Smithville Police Department believes the safety of our community depends on both law enforcement and the citizens we serve, and the National Night Out event will enhance a greater inner city cooperation. We believe the best way to prevent crime is to know your neighbors and your surroundings. We feel that National Night Out triumphs over a culture that isolates us from each other and allows us to rediscover our own community.
The Smithville Police Department believes that preventing and solving crime first stems from a community effort. The National Night Out is an excellent program that will help the Smithville Police Department build a greater relationship with the citizens and help create safer neighborhoods.
Chief Maugere said, “By participating in the National Night Out, we’re sending the message that crime won’t be tolerated and that our neighborhoods are organized and has proven to be effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirits and police- community partnerships in our fight for a safer Smithville, and furthermore it is essential that all the citizens of Smithville be aware of the importance of crime prevention programs and the impact that their participation can have on reducing crime, drugs and violence in our community.”
Cities and towns across the country celebrate National Night Out in a variety of ways, including block parties, visits from the Smithville Fire Department and Police Department accompanied by Mc Gruff the Crime Dog.
Smithville Police looks forward to hosting this event each year. Anyone wishing to make a difference in the community by being a block party, donating funds, or supporting this event is urged to contact the Smithville Police department, which is located at 105 NW 4th ST in Smithville, TX 78957 or call (512) 237-3228, or email Dispatch@Ci.Smithville.TX.US
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