Local police departments to host "National Night Out" events

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POSTED: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 1:39pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 2:29pm

Cities across Central Texas will be hosting numerous celebrations for families to partake in National Night Out this year. National Night Out is a crime prevention event to promote police-community partnerships, safety, and neighborhood unity.

On Tuesday, October 1, Belton residents will join communities across Texas in participating in the 30th Annual National Night Out - America’s Night Out Against Crime. In 2012, 16 neighborhood block parties were held throughout Belton.

Belton will host 17 neighborhood block parties this year. These block parties are designed to give residents a chance to get to know their neighbors, meet local officials, and discuss neighborhood concerns with Belton police officers. Block party hosts are planning a variety of activities that include visits by the Belton Police and Fire Departments, Badge the Crime Dog, games, food, and other fun activities. The Belton Police Department will be sponsoring a “Best Block Party” contest with recognition for the most creative block parties. Most block parties are scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

National Night Out Block Party locations:
2400 Garden Brook Trail @ Red Valley (Red Rock Hills) 600 Wells
2100 Independence Court (Liberty Valley) 100 Circle Drive
1000 W. 9th Ave. (Chisholm Trail Senior Village) 3010 Pin Oak (The Oaks)
2200 Montrose Place (Montrose Place Apts) 3500 Spinnaker (Regatta Oaks)
405 E. 24th Ave. 300 N. IH-35 (Whataburger)
Mitchell Street at W. Ave. H (Housing Authority) 400 Sagebrush (Saddle Creek)
2800 Oakmark (Grand Ave. Theater) 500 River Fair Blvd.(Stoney Brook)
River Place @ Canyon Springs (River Place) 800 N. Penelope
900 Moore St (UMHB)
 

Belton residents are encouraged to attend a local block party in or near their neighborhood. For additional information on National Night Out events in Belton, please call (254) 933-5840 or
email: police@beltontexas.gov.

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On Tuesday, October 1, from 5-8 p.m., Bellmead police will be having “National Night Out” at Brame Park, located in the 1000 block of Hogan drive in Bellmead. They would like to invite all citizens to come out and meet your neighbors, grab some food, and just have fun as we shut the door on crime and drugs. They offer lots of activities at no price, it’s FREE!!!

The event will have food, drinks for all, including live entertainment, emergency vehicles, bounce houses for children, information booths, crime prevention booths, face painting, fire houses, helicopters on display, door prizes and much much more.

The event will have plenty to keep you busy while you meet and greet your neighbors and enjoy what the city has put on for the citizens of the community.

 For more information please visit the police department's website at www.bellmead.com or call the Bellmead Police Department at 254-799-0251.
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The 16th Annual National Night Out Kick Off Party in Copperas Cove is scheduled for Saturday, September 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Due to the strong possibility of rain throughout the day, the event will be moved from the downtown area to the Copperas Cove Civic Center, located at 1206 W Ave B. Hotdogs, chips, cookies, popcorn, soft drinks and snow-cones will still be served. There will still be plenty of interactive activities and fun to be had. This event provides a great opportunity to meet your neighbors so come on out and enjoy the fun!
 

Block party registration forms are also still being accepted until Friday, September 27, at 5 p.m.
If you have any questions please contact Corporal Dominique Moore at 254-547-8222 ext. 6898 or dmoore@copperascovetx.gov.

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The Temple Police Department will be participating in National Night Out festivities next Tuesday, as well. Police officers, firefighters, and city officials will be out and about, meeting neighbors and attending several of the planned gatherings. Parties are scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m., and will continue until around 8:00. The locations of planned parties will be at the following locations:

Village at Meadowbend Apartments 2787 S. Martin Luther King Jr
Neighborhood Party 1100 block S. 3rd Street
Neighborhood Party 3600 block Victorian Drive
Adams Bend Apartments 3101 W. Adams Avenue
Neighborhood Party 300 block S. 27th Street
Wayman Manor Apartments 1811 W Avenue K
The Meridian 4312 S. 31st Street
Neighborhood Party 800 block S. 19th Street
Heights Baptist Church 1220 S. 49th Street
Twin Oaks Apartments 601 Twin Oaks Drive
Fairways at Sammons Park 2201 W Adams Avenue
Rose Hall 107 N. 9th Street
Echo Station Apartments 1213 Waters Dairy Road
Wildwood Apartments 4101 W. Adams Avenue
Canyon Creek Townhomes 1476 Canyon Creek Drive
Apple Creek Apartments 4802 S. 31st Street
Neighborhood Party 8500 block Tarver Drive
The Bridge Apartments 404 Fryer's Creek Lane
Jackson Park Jackson Park Neighborhood Watch
Westgate Park Apartments 3007 Antelope Trail
Neighborhood Party 2400 block Hancock Drive
Neighborhood Party Azalea Drive at Carnation Lane
Country Lane Grand Reserve for Seniors 2816 Country Lane
Neighborhood Party 500 block N. 21st Street
Neighborhood Party 4300 block High Bluff Circle
Neighborhood Party 4300 block Spanish Oak Road
Temple College Temple College Pavilion
Neighborhood Party 3406 Whispering Oaks (Club House)
Grace Temple Ministries 801 S. 13th Street
Pecan Pointe Apartments 463 Westfield Blvd.

Whether or not there is a party planned in the area, Temple Police Department encourages citizens to turn on a porch light, go outside, and meet each other on that night.

Crime-fighting efforts depend strongly on a watchful neighborhood, excellent communication, and community involvement on many levels. National Night Out is intended to provide an enjoyable atmosphere in which to build upon those areas.
 

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