On Tuesday, October 1, residents across Pasadena will be enjoying a night out. From 6-9 p.m. that evening, neighborhoods all around the city will host parties, barbeques, parades, ice cream socials, games or other activities as part of National Night Out.
But although there will be an abundance of both, the night isn’t just about fun and games. It’s about neighbors throughout the city coming together for an important purpose: to heighten awareness about crime and drug prevention and to strengthen police and community relations.
National Night Out provides a fun way for neighbors to meet, build camaraderie and get involved in crime watches and other crime prevention programs. It also allows people the chance to meet emergency responders.
Neighborhoods that are planning events that evening can request visits from the Pasadena Police Department’s Community Services Division, Patrol Division, K-9 Unit and Bicycle Patrol. Members of the Pasadena Volunteer Fire Department and East Texas Medical Center Ambulance Service will also be available to visit parties.
Everyone in the community is invited to participate in National Night Out by spending the evening with their neighbors, and neighborhoods are encouraged to host block parties or other events. To find out more about scheduling a party or to request a visit at your neighborhood’s event, please call the Police Department’s Community Services Division at 713-920-1655.
For more information on the Neighborhood Network Division or how to create a neighborhood organization, call Karen Hollon , Program Manager, at 713-475-7221 or email her. If you plan on coming by, the Neighborhood Network Division office is located in the City of Pasadena Municipal Services Building (old Police Dept. building), 1114 Davis, second floor.