On October 3, 2023, our first-ever National Night Out Event was hosted by the Lago Vista Police Department and the City of Lago Vista. We loved meeting so many community members and having the opportunity for everyone to gather as we made our community safer. The block parties kicked off the festivals with a cookout of hot dogs, a bounce house, a soft play pit, and various first responder vehicle displays; non-profit and local businesses joined the fun. We’re already looking forward to next year’s event.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer and better places to live. This annual campaign enhances neighborhood and law enforcement relationships while offering positive community member interaction opportunities. Neighborhoods across the nation host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts, and other various community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, and exhibits.
Be sure your neighborhood is part of the nation's largest annual crime and drug prevention event! This year's event will be on Tuesday, October 3.
National Night Out is important because it:
Heightens crime and drug awareness
Generate support for and participation in local anti-crime programs
Strengthens neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships
Sends a message to criminals to let them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back