Thursday: Families invited to National Night Out kickoff event at Brazos Center

A big (and free) kickoff event is planned Thursday night for families including food, activities, emergency vehicles on display, and a special guest from the Brazos Valley Bombers.
Published: Sep. 8, 2021 at 7:02 PM CDT
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Residents throughout Brazos County, the cities of Bryan and College Station, and Texas A&M University are invited to join in the 38th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, October 5, 2021.

A proclamation and kickoff event is planned for Thursday evening at the Brazos Center in Bryan from 4 to 7 p.m.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live, work, and visit.

Proclamation Reading There will be a proclamation reading for National Night Out on Thursday, September 9th, at 4 p.m. inside the Brazos Center’s lobby. The goal of the signing is to acknowledge the importance of National Night Out and encourage citizens to partner with law enforcement to improve safety in our community.

Kickoff Event The public is invited on Thursday, September 9th, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Brazos Center’s parking lot to kick off this year’s National Night Out. The kickoff is held in preparation for the actual National Night Out Event where residents will have the opportunity to sign up for their neighborhood block party. The Brazos County Sheriff’s Office, Bryan Police Department, College Station Police Department, Texas A&M University Police Department, and other law enforcement agencies will be joined by local fire departments and other organizations at this kickoff event.

There will be plenty of fun, free, and interesting activities at this family event, including:

  • All activities, food, and drinks are FREE to the public
  • Vehicle displays from our local Police and Fire Departments
  • Displays from local safety organizations
  • A special guest from the Brazos Valley Bombers

Check out the Facebook event page for updates and more information.

National Night Out The 2021 National Night Out will be Tuesday, October 5. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., neighbors throughout our community and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on their front porch lights, and spend the evening outside with neighbors and law enforcement.

Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most communities celebrate National Night Out by hosting block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts, and other various community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits, and more.

If you are interested in organizing and hosting a ‘block party’ for your neighborhood in Bryan, please contact Sgt. Chad Hanks with the Neighborhood Enforcement Team. Sgt. Hanks can be reached at (979) 209-5300 or Register your party online at or go to and download a form.

If you are interested in organizing and hosting a ‘block party’ for your neighborhood in College Station, please contact Officer Bill Snell with the College Station Police Department’s Community Enhancement Unit. Ofc. Snell can be reached at (979) 764-2607 or The form to register your party can be found at

If you are interested in organizing and hosting a ‘block party’ for your neighborhood in the County, please contact Deputy David Wilcox with the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office. Dep. Wilcox can be reached at (979) 361-4906 or

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 community gatherings at Hullabaloo Hall and at Century Square (on Tuesday, October 5) from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

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