National Night Out: West U Residents, Police to Partner Up Against Crime

September 19, 2011

West U residents are encouraged to participate in the 28th annual “National Night Out” on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

National Night Out is an event for residents and law enforcement to partner up against crime.

The event will be held on Oct. 4 from 6-9 p.m.

Residents are encouraged to turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and spend the evening outside with their neighbors, police officers, firefighters and EMS paramedics. Events such as cookouts, block parties and neighborhood walks will all occur simultaneously throughout the city and nationwide.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support and participation in crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community relations and send a message to criminals, letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

The police department will try to have a first responder stop by each party that is registered by 6 p.m. on Oct. 2.

Anyone interested in hosting a National Night Out event should contact Officer K. Wilson at or 713.662.5866.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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