The Abilene community is invited to attend Public Safety Expo 2013 on Tuesday, October 1, at H-E-B from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
As part of National Night Out activities, local public safety agencies will join with the Abilene Police Department in showcasing some of their assets and personnel during the expo.
Activities this year will include a dialogue about the community’s involvement in combating crime. Chief of Police Stan Standridge will also lead a discussion about crime statistics.
The public will have an opportunity to get an up close look at several different first-responder assets, including but not limited to: MetroCare ambulance; K-9 teams; Bearcat armored vehicle; Bomb response vehicle with Andros Robot; police vehicles; and bike patrols.
Target Corporation is once again this year’s national sponsor, and the Police Department is also collaborating with H-E-B to host the event at their location, 1345 Barrow. This event is designed to promote neighborhood unity and promote police-community partnerships in our fight for a safer Abilene.
Chief Standridge will remind the community that their involvement is essential if we are going to effectively impact crime in our city—combatting crime in a city populated by over 118,000 citizens is not just a police matter.
Several police demonstrations, including Taser, K-9, and bomb unit (Andros F6A robot) will be highlighted at the event. Additionally, Target is coordinating a bicycle challenge for all children up to 16 years of age. Families desiring to participate in the bike challenge should ensure they bring their children’s bicycles and related safety gear; a helmet is required. For those unable to bring their own bikes, Safety City will have a limited number of bikes and helmets on-hand for children in 4th grade and under.
Those who participate in the challenge will have a chance of winning Target gift cards!
Lastly, the Police Department will honor this year’s Citizen of the Year. Everyone is invited to see who and why this person was chosen as this year’s crime fighter.
Tuesday is National Night Out for Brown County and area residents are getting ready to hold block parties to meet neighbors and local law enforcement.
This year, over 40 block parties are scheduled across the county in Brownwood, Early, Bangs, Zephyr, and several rural locations.
Police from Brownwood, Early, and Bangs; the Brown County Sheriff's office; area fire departments; Guardian EMS and other city and county officials will visit these parties taking place Tuesday, October 1st between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
This year's National Night Out is sponsored locally by Heart of Texas Crime Stoppers, WT Harris Company, Guardian EMS, Wal-Mart, 3M Company, ATMOS Energy, Heart of Texas EMS, Oncor, TexasBank, and Weldon Wilson Electric.
For more information about National Night Out, call the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce at 325-646-9535.
Below is a list of block parties scheduled for the 2013 National Night Out in Brown County for Tuesday, October 1st:
Durham to Ave. H
2400 block Good Shepherd
Hunter Glen Area
Brownwood Retirement Apartments
Good Shepherd & Stonecreek
Bennie Houston Community Center
3700 2nd St.
2400 block 1st St.
1500 block 3rd St. (party will be on Ave. G between 3rd and 4th)
Oak Ridge Manor
Chatfield Ast. Living
1600 block Ave. E
Canyon Creek Dr.
377 Villa Apartments
Belmeade and Elizabeth area
1800 block Durham
Brownwood Nursing and Rehab
2500 block 12th
4300 block 4th St.
3800 block 2nd St.
Southside Village Apartments
800 block Oak Park
2100 block 9th
1600 block 1st.
2400 block Coggin
2200 block 11th
100 block Bevrodon, Early
100 block Rainbow, Early
100 block Mockingbird, Early
200 Block Salt Creek Rd. Early
Ridgewood Gardens, Early
4710 CR 192 Bangs
9200 FM 45 South
1800 CR 233
Whitaker Ln (Thomas Ranch Estates)
8074 CR 564
500 Block Virginia, Bangs
The Breckenridge Police Department is sponsoring a National Night Out event from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Stephens County Law Enforcement Center, located at 210 E. Dyer.
This is the 30th NNO event for the NATW and the second for the community of Breckenridge.
National Night Out is a unique crime prevention/drug prevention event that is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. The rest of the United States celebrates National Night Out in August, but Texas celebrates in October, due to the high temperatures in Texas during August.
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, strengthen community spirit, strengthen partnerships between the community and local law enforcement, generate support and participation in local anti-crime programs, and also to send a message to the criminals that neighborhoods are organizing and fighting back.
The Breckenridge Police Department and local law enforcement and emergency services partners are inviting the community to our NNO-Open House at the Stephens County Law Enforcement Center.
The Breckenridge Police Department, the Stephens County Sheriff's Office and the Game Warden share the Stephens County Law Enforcement Center. The open house, meet-and-greet block party is for all ages and includes hot dogs and soft drinks, information regarding safety and careers in law enforcement, communications and emergency services, as well as fun items for kids.
Agencies expected at the National Night Out-Open House are: Breckenridge Police Department, Stephens County Sheriff's Office, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Breckenridge Fire Department, Stephens County Emergency Medical Service, Air Evac, Stephens County Animal Shelter, Breckenridge Kiwanis Club, B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge, Breckenridge Lions Club, Breckenridge Rotary Club, TSTC-West Texas Breckenridge Chemical Dependency Counseling, Child Protective Services, Betty Hardwick Center/MHMR, and the West Central Texas Council of Governments.
Lock your doors, turn on your porch lights for a few hours, and visit with your neighbors and local First Responders about Àghting crime and being safe.
For more information on the NNO, go to www.natw.org or contact BPD Captain Jay Walker at 254-559-2211.