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2013-09-05

Getting ready for National Night Out

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On Tuesday, Oct. 1, neighborhoods throughout Bandera County will join forces with thousands of communities across Texas for the 30th annual Texas National Night Out, an event created to highlight crime and drug prevention.
Crime prevention is a partnership between the sheriff's office and county residents and National Night Out provides a great way for residents to get involved, take the opportunity to meet their neighbors and do their part to prevent crime in their neighborhoods.
Last year's National Night Out Campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from 15,110 communities from all 50 states, United States territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In all, 37 million people participated in the 2012 National Night Out.
From 6 pm to 8 pm, Tuesday, Oct. 1, residents in neighborhoods across Bandera County are asked to spend the evening outside with neighbors and law enforcement.
Bandera County Sheriff Dan Butts said "This is a night for Bandera County to stand together to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity. National Night Out showcases the vital importance of law enforcement, community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight to build a safer community."
Residents who would like to host neighborhood parties can register with the Bandera County Sheriff's Office by calling 830-796-4323 or email at bcsheriff@indian-creek.net.