Since 1984, the first Tuesday in August of each year has been designated as a special Community Night Out against crime also known as NATIONAL NIGHT OUT.
National Night Out is celebrated each year in an effort to heighten crime prevention and community awareness; strengthen neighborhood spirit, and Police-Community partnership; and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. People are asked to come out of their homes, apartment s, and condos to meet and become acquainted with their neighbors. Neighborhoods, often working through their Neighborhood Watch Groups, are greatly encouraged to plan special activities, such as:
_Block parties, cook-outs and ice cream socials _Visits from local Police _Competitive games; and _Youth programs
Your neighborhood group is encouraged to participate in this event. National Night in DeSoto will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 7 pm to 9 pm. If your group is planning an event for National Night Out we would love to hear from you. Please contact either Officer S. W. Williams at 469-658-3055 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org or Sgt. Melissa Franks at 469-658-3036 or by email email@example.com .