Public safety officers from the Rosenberg Police and Fire Departments will join residents, city officials and members of Fort Bend County EMS and Life Flight to celebrate National Night Out – America’s Night Out Against Crime – on Oct. 5.
Communities across Texas will join forces for the 27th annual crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and the Rosenberg Police Department. This year’s event is also being supported in part by Target, a national corporate sponsor.
NNO was organized by the National Association of Town Watch in 1984. The evening is designed to: heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime effort; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. Last year’s event involved 36.7 million people in 14,625 communities from all 50 states.
From 7 p.m., residents in neighborhoods throughout Rosenberg are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police.
“This is a night for America to stand together to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity. National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight to build a safer nation,” said National Project Coordinator Matt Peskin. “On NNO, we invite neighborhoods nationwide to join us in giving crime and drugs a going away party.”
Rosenberg’s National Night Out will include neighborhood block parties throughout the city, and a business merchants event at Brazos Town Center. Individuals interested in organizing or hosting a neighborhood block party should contact RPD at 832-595-3710 and ask to speak with Lt. Slater.
The merchants event will be held in the Target parking lot. Life Flight, Fort Bend County EMS, the Rosenberg Fire Department, and the Rosenberg Police Department will be out in force to give demonstrations and tours of equipment and to visit with Rosenberg residents and merchants.
The event at Brazos Town Center will begin at 7 p.m. and continue until dark. The night will include demonstrations with the RPD canine unit, tours of the Rosenberg Fire Department’s Fire Safety House, and other children’s activities. Many Brazos Town Center merchants will have goodies for the crowd to enjoy.
“The main objective of the business merchants portion of the Rosenberg National Night Out activities is to encourage merchants to meet one another and generate discussions and relationships, through which they can share important information about crime prevention and risk abatement,” said Lt. Colin Davidson with the Rosenberg Police Department.
For more information on National Night Out, visit http://www.nationalnightout.org. For information on the Rosenberg event, please contact the Rosenberg Police Department at 832-595-3710.