National Night Out 2016

There will be picnics, cookouts, bounce houses, and more on Saturday, October 1, 2016, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. as Burleson celebrates National Night Out.  
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, better places to live. National Night Out helps bring back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Twenty-nine neighborhoods in Burleson signed up for National Night Out visits in 2015, and we visited all 29. That “we” included the police department, bicycle patrol officers, Citizens on Patrol, fire department, fire marshal, animal services, code compliance, environmental services, city marshals, library, public information officer, and Mayor Ken Shetter and Councilmember DanO Strong. There was plenty of food, some musical entertainment, games, and lots of camaraderie. Make sure you sign up this year!  
Road Closures
Any neighborhoods requesting closures for their National Night Out get-togethers will need to contact Rey Gonzales, assistant director of public works, at 817-426-9838 or email him for barricades. The National Night Out neighborhood organizers will not be charged for the barricades but they will need the consent of the neighbors for the closure. The police department and fire departments will need to be aware of any closures and must have public safety access.

Raising Awareness
Apartment communities and neighborhoods join in the National Night Out effort to raise awareness about organizing and fighting back against crime. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support and participation in anticrime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and to let criminals know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. To get involved, contact the community resource officers.