EL PASO, Texas - Today is National Night Out in El Paso and across the country.
"America's Night Out Against Crime" was introduced in 1984, according to the National Association of Town Watch.
National Night Out began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. NATW's National Night Out program culminates annually, on the first Tuesday of August (In Texas, the first Tuesday of October).
Below are the National Night Out activities tonight in El Paso.
El Paso County Sheriff's Office's 4th National Night Out event
This event raises awareness about local crime and provides an opportunity for community members to meet their neighbors.
There will be food drinks and music for everyone to enjoy.
There also will also be emergency vehicles on display from different agencies, health and safety awareness booths, and activities for the children.
The event is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. today, Aug. 5 at Sheriff's Office Headquarters at 3850 Justice Dr.
El Paso Police Department and Neighborhood Watch Association events around El Paso
This event focuses on preventing crime and strengthening the partnerships between law enforcement and the community.
Locally, the events are coordinated by the El Paso Police Department and the Neighborhood Watch Association.
If you live in any of the areas listed below please feel free to stop by and join other El Pasoan's in the fight against crime.
If you cannot attend an event, you are encouraged to turn on your porch light as a sign of unity with those who have gathered to recognize the efforts put forth to reduce crime and keep El Paso a safe community.
Anyone with questions about establishing a neighborhood watch is asked to contact their local Police Regional Command Center for information.
314 S. Leon
7413 Emmitt Larkin
Todd Ware Park located at Stahala and Rutherford
140 Shadow Mountain
Isla Del Rey and Ojo de Agua
Montoya Heights Park located at 300 Coates
400 Resler Ridge
Mission Valley Region:
9200 Delicias (Meeting) then moving to Ysleta Park 9060 Socorro
8820 Old County
525 N. Carolina
Pebble Hills Region:
11446 Jim Ferriell