Prosper neighborhoods are invited to join forces with thousands of communities across the nation for the 36th Annual National Night Out, set for Tuesday, Oct. 1. National Night Out (NNO) is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch along with the Prosper Police Department.
Residents are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights, and spend the evening outside with neighbors and first responders. As in previous years, many Prosper neighborhoods will be hosting a variety of special events and block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from police and fire, along with youth activities. Public safety personnel will be visiting neighborhoods that have registered their block party from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Neighborhoods wishing to participate in the evening’s effort, should contact their homeowner association or Police Officer Erin Hubbard by calling (972) 347-9002 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Neighborhoods can register their block parties by visiting https://www.prospertx.gov/residents/police/national-night-out/ and completing the online form.
NNO is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our communities safer. It’s designed to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. And, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
This year, Prosper Police Department is joining National Association of Town Watch in implementing the Dog Walker Watch program. This new program provides a new, more effective way to observe and report suspicious activity in our neighborhoods. The Prosper Police Dog Walker Watch Program can either be part of a Neighborhood Watch program or be made up of individuals interested in the VIPS (Volunteers in Police Service) program. For more information on the program, contact Officer Hubbard or visit https://natw.org/dog-walker-watch.
While the one night is certainly not an answer to crime, drugs and violence, NNO does represent the kind of spirit, energy and determination that is helping to make many neighborhoods safer throughout the year. NNO builds on the principle that the best way to build a safer community is to get to know neighbors and surroundings.