Celebrate Fort Worth’s night out against crime on Oct. 1


Texans will celebrate the 30th annual National Night Out on Oct. 1.

The Fort Worth Police Department invites all residents to participate in the celebration. Residents are asked to turn on their outside lights and spend the evening outdoors with their neighbors, police officers and other city personnel.

Last year, National Night Out involved 37.5 million people in 15,704 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. National Night Out 2013 is expected to be the largest ever. National corporate sponsors for National Night Out 2013 are Target, Associa and NextDoor.com.

“This is a night for everyone in Fort Worth to stand together and promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity,” Mayor Betsy Price said. “National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight for a safer Fort Worth.”

National Night Out is designed to:

  • Heighten awareness of crime prevention.
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts.
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime.