Local residents are being invited to host an outdoor activity next month during an event designed to boost community engagement while learning how to fight crime in their neighborhoods.
The Royse City Police Department is hosting the local observance of the National Night Out on the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 4.
Traditionally, National Night Out is conducted on the first Tuesday night in August, although Texas cities have been allowed by the National Association of Town Watch to conduct activities on an officially recognized alternative date on the first Tuesday in October.
The National Night Out is scheduled 6-8 p.m., and the police department is registering neighborhoods that want to participate by holding block parties or other gatherings. The block parties are meant to be simple events geared toward getting to know your neighbors and speaking to local leaders and police officers about crime prevention and other topics.
Anyone living in the city and who is interested in hosting or co-hosting a National Night Out Block Party and would like a visit from the first responders and local officials can contact Lt. Ray Fitzwater at 972-524-4776 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org