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Are You Participating in National Night Out?

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August (Texas and select areas celebrate on the first Tuesday in October). Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.

Communities throughout Polk County will be celebrating National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

Here is how Dallas is participating:

Seven block parties are happening around Dallas for National Night Out.

“We have first-timers hosting parties, as well as neighborhoods that have held a NNO event for over a decade,” said Britneigh Hammill, Dallas Police community liaison.

Parties are scheduled for the following areas: Ceres Gleann Club House, Applegate Trail, Academy Street, Sagebrush, Nottingham/Kirklee, Heath Court and Holiday Avenue.

“They all create their own festivities, so for example we have one group doing a pizza feed while others are doing a potluck,” Hammill said. “Most of the parties have requested street closures with the city so that they can have games for kids and have free roam of their street.”

The block parties are planned to start between 5:30 to 7 p.m. and usually end at 9.

The Dallas Police Department and Dallas Fire & EMS are coordinating to visit all the block parties.

“This is an opportunity for the citizens to get to know their public safety officials, as well as a chance for us to get to know them,” Hammill said. Tell us how you plan on celebrating with your neighborhood!

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