Neighbors throughout Brown County are being invited to join forces for the 2014 National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event on Tuesday, Oct. 7.
Coordinators of the local NNO event are currently looking for block captains to organize small gatherings in neighborhoods in Brown County. These gatherings will be a rallying point where neighbors can meet each other, visit with law enforcement officials, and send a message to potential criminals.
This is the fifth year for the local National Night Out effort and participation has grown every year.
From 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 7, residents in neighborhoods throughout Brown County are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. Many neighborhoods throughout the area will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, visits from police, contests, and other activities.
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Representatives from the Brownwood Police Department, Brown County Sheriff's Office, Early Police Department, Bangs Police Department, area fire departments, and city officials will travel around Brownwood, Early, Bangs and Brown County during the event to visit these gatherings and speak to those in attendance.
For more information or to register as a block captain, contact the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce at (325) 646-9535.
Local participating sponsors for the 2014 National Night Out include Heart of Texas Crime Stoppers, 3M Company, Allegiance Ambulance, Walmart, Atmos Energy, Heart of Texas EMS, KYOX, Oncor, TexasBank, Weldon Wilson Electric and Thrivent Financial.