National Night Out
What is National Night Out
National Night Out (NNO) is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, and more caring places to live. It provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. NNO is celebrated in Texas on the first Tuesday in October.
Locally, we celebrate our police and community partnerships with a number of individual neighborhood gatherings. These gatherings are our opportunity to strengthen relationships by getting to know your neighbors, Leander police, emergency personnel, and volunteers. It is an opportunity to discuss neighborhood issues with each other as well as Leander Police Department officers and leadership. NNO is also an opportunity to pass on information about anti-crime programs or projects that can help build healthy neighborhoods.
Tuesday, October 3, 2023, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.
Registered neighborhood events and locations will be shown below. Most events will occur between 5:30 and 8:30 pm. Please check with your neighborhood or HOA event coordinator to verify the exact times.
Each neighborhood can have an individual event and the police department plans to visit as many as possible. This is a wonderful opportunity to answer questions about how we can all be involved in the crime prevention effort.
So what steps do you need to take to get started?
- Gather volunteers to help you work on the event. This can be HOA board or a group of interested neighbors.
- Find a place in your neighborhood to host the event. Places with shade keep your residents longer. This could be a pool or park.
- Set a time for the event. Most events occur between 5:30 to 8:30 pm with some events lasting a couple of hours and some lasting longer.
- Decide what type of food and the source of the food. This could be potluck, volunteers, or purchased by the HOA. Good food keeps your residents at the event longer.
- Decide on activities you may want to include. This could be vendors with options to help keep your home more secure; fun challenges for the children; or activities to help you meet your neighbors.
You need to register your neighborhood if you would like to request an officer or public safety official to stop by your event.
Complete the National Night Out Neighborhood Event Registration Form Online.
Please note: Registration closes September 18, 2023, at 5 pm.
Simple steps can reduce crime in your neighborhood:
- As a strategy for neighborhood crime prevention, turn on exterior lights at night. Thieves / Burglars generally do not like lighted areas.
- At any time, a good strategy for denying access is to keep doors and windows locked. (Vehicles too) If you're working in the back yard, consider keeping your garage door closed as it would be quick and easy for a person to enter your garage and commit a burglary.
- If valuables are left in your vehicles lock your doors and try to keep those valuables out of plain sight.