National Night Out is a nationwide effort to bring communities together in an effort to combat crime. In 2013 we saw the National Night Out campaign celebrate its 30th year. In conjunction with the Boerne Fire Department, Kendall County EMS, Kendall County Sheriff’s Office, TP&W’s Game Wardens, and most importantly members of our community, we saw an increase in both the number of block parties and the number of participants. Still further, and more importantly, this event saw neighbors reaching out to others in true National Night Out fashion.
Boerne’s participation in the 2015 National Night Out was a contributing factor in Texas receiving an award for outstanding statewide participation. In our category, Boerne ranked 26th out of all participating cities in the annual National Night Out Campaign. This award is for the community and would not have been made possible without the overwhelming support of everyone involved.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016, is designated as National Night Out (NNO) in Texas, and the Boerne Police Department encourages neighbors to come together by hosting an evening gathering in their neighborhood or on their block. The block parties range from games and bounce houses for the kids, to bar-b-ques, and everything in between.
If you would like a Boerne police officer to attend your gathering to discuss neighborhood concerns and safety issues, please email Officer Rebecca Foley or call her at 830-249-8645 to register your NNO event.
More information about the NNO initiative can be found at the NNO website.