The Friendswood Police Department this week issued a public “thank you” for recent community support, along with an invitation to the “National Night Out” community campaign held this fall.
The annual National Night Out was once an August event, but is now held in October in Texas due to the heat. It is designed to promote police-community partnerships as well as an outlet for neighbors to get to know one another.
This year’s event is set for Tuesday, Oct. 6, and takes place in all participating neighborhoods.
Typically, neighbors host “block parties” and meet one another and local emergency responders. To register for a block party in Friendswood, residents need only call Crime Prevention Officer Kevin Crouch at 281-996-3316 or email [email protected] Callers should provide a contact name and phone number along with a location, time and expected attendance at the block party.
Also, a “See You at the Station” event will be held at the Friendswood Public Safety Building. The event, scheduled Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 7:15 p.m., is being held in response to resident inquiries.
“The gathering comes at a time when the safety of police officers is a key concern,” the department said in a statement. “In the last month, eight police officers have been shot and killed across the United States, including Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth.”
“The outpouring of support for law enforcement since this tragic event has been nothing less than extraordinary. We have received your phone calls, emails, notes, food deliveries and other acts of kindness toward our police officers, and we thank you.”