Below is a letter from Kyle Police Department Chief Barnett regarding the upcoming National Night Out Celebrations. You can download the letter here (NNO Letter from Chief Barnett) if you’d like.
September 24, 2013
Dear Member of the Kyle Community,
I would like to personally invite you to participate in our National Night Out event being held throughout the community next Tuesday, October 1, 2013 from 6:00 PM until dark. National Night Out is a public safety program that fosters crime prevention by fostering communication and partnerships among neighbors and public safety officials. Traditionally, block parties are held within communities during the evening of the first Tuesday in October. Community members host a variety of events from simple to the extravagant in hopes of encouraging participation and attendance. Some plan ice cream socials with fun and games for children, while others host hamburgers and hot dogs. Throughout the evening, police officers, fire fighters, EMS personnel, and members of the city staff and elected city leaders attend to visit with the community.
During the visit, community members have an informal opportunity to visit with the staff and leaders that represent and serve them. Additionally, children have an opportunity to visit with emergency responders, learn valuable safety information, and explore the emergency vehicles. In addition to our traditional block parties, a special NNO event is being planned for downtown Kyle. This event will attract those who live in the central part of the city, and is being touted as the center-point for local businesses that are active in the community and support crime prevention and public safety.
As you can tell, this is a very special night in Kyle and we hope that you will join us. You can opt to host or co-host of a local block party, or simply to attend and support the event happening in your neighborhood. Police Officer James Plant is the coordinator for the NNO events, and he would welcome an opportunity to share information with you so that you can join us in the spirit of fun and community safety. Officer Plant may be reached at 512-268-0859 or firstname.lastname@example.org We hope to see you for the 30th anniversary of National Night Out in Kyle.
Chief of Police
// As a reminder, your Waterleaf Neighborhood Watch is holding a National Night Out Celebration right here in Waterleaf at the Park Pavilion. Come out and enjoy hot dogs and drinks with your neighbors. Members of the Kyle Police and Fire Departments will also be stopping by for a visit. Hope to see you there!