National Night Out in Brazos County to be Held Tuesday

The 2013 Annual National Night Out will be this Tuesday, October 1, 2013. The kickoff event for National Night Out was held September 12th at the Bryan Target store and was a great success.

Now it’s time to have your own block party. All residents are encouraged to step outside on this evening, meet their neighbors and visit with local law enforcement officers, who will be stopping at neighborhood block parties throughout the evening upon request. Block parties typically start after 5:00 pm and head into the evening hours. There will be a proclamation signing for National Night Out on Sept. 26th at 3 p.m. at the Brazos County Annex Building, 200 South Texas Ave. in Bryan. The goal of the signing is to encourage citizens to partner with law enforcement to fight crime.

If you are interested in organizing and hosting a ‘block party’ for your neighborhood in Bryan, please contact Sgt. Demond Oliver with the Neighborhood Enforcement Team. Sgt. Oliver can be reached at 979-209-5539 or emailed at oliverd@bryantx.gov. The form to register your party can be found at www.bryantx.gov. Click on the National Night Out logo under Features.

If you are interested in organizing and hosting a ‘block party’ for your neighborhood in College Station, please contact Officer Ryan Clements with the College Station Police Department. Officer Ryan Clements can be reached at 979-764-3579 or emailed at rclements@cstx.gov. The form to register your party can be found at www.cstx.gov/nno . Click on the National Night Out Information form link.

If you are interested in organizing and hosting a ‘block party’ for your neighborhood in the County, please contact Deputy Ed Frank with the Brazos County Sheriff’s Department. He can be reached at 979-361-4906 or emailed at efrank@co.brazos.tx.us.

If you are a Texas A&M University student on campus, the University Police Department along with the Department of Residence Life will be hosting a community gathering at the Hullabaloo Hall October 1, 2013, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

The goal of NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is to heighten awareness for crime and drug abuse prevention, to generate support for and participation in local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and to send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

The safety of our community does not have borders. It is the goal of every law enforcement agency to protect the citizens that we serve. Be the eyes and ears of your police department. When you see suspicious activity contact the College Station Police Department at 979-764-3600, the Texas A&M University Police Department at 979-845-2345, or the Bryan Police Department and the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office at 979-361-3888. Together we can make a difference in our community.


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