National Night Out
National Night Out (NNO) is an annual community-building campaign and celebration, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.
The campaign encourages people throughout the nation to come outside and join their neighbors in giving neighborhood crime a “going away” party.
It is held annually on the first Tuesday of October. The next National Night Out will be held Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
The Cleburne Police Department is encouraging residents in neighborhoods throughout the city to turn on their porch lights on that day and spend the evening outside with neighbors, police officers, firefighters and other first responders. Grab your snacks, grill, play games and have some fun!
National Night Out is designed to:
- Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.
- Generate support and participation in anti-crime efforts.
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community relations.
- Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
If you would like to participate and take a proactive stance against crime, please register for National Night Out in your neighborhood.
The deadline to register your neighborhood is Friday, Sept. 29. Only one event can be registered per neighborhood. After completing registration, you will receive a confirmation of receipt from Officer Kerri Abbott within 48 hours.
The Police Department will attempt to visit all registered locations. Police attendance at a NNO event cannot be guaranteed due to manpower and public safety call load, but every effort is made to accommodate all requests every year.
You can order NNO merchandise here. For questions and more information, please contact Officer Kerri Abbott at 817-556-8815.