City of Hutto Celebrates National Night Out on October 2

 Hutto, Texas – The City of Hutto and the Hutto Police Department are joining together on Oct. 2, 2018 for the “35th Annual National Night Out” (NNO).

 As a City-wide event, National Night Out is a crime and drug-prevention event designed to promote positive police-community relationships and neighborhood spirit to make our neighborhoods a safer, more caring places to live. As part of NNO, the Hutto Police Department, Hutto Emergency Services and City Council plan to visit as many neighborhoods as possible to enhance and build relationships between residents and public servants in a positive environment.

 The City of Hutto and the Hutto Police Department encourage neighborhood organizations, residents and families to reach out to others in their neighborhoods and plan to make this a night to celebrate our small-town roots, while learning more about new neighbors and those who serve the City.

 During NNO, neighborhoods are encouraged to engage residents in community-building activities such as block parties, communal cook-outs, parades and other gatherings to learn more about those living in the same area. While planning the event, sign your subdivision up with the Hutto Police Department to receive an official NNO banner for display.

 National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the Hutto Police Department. The event involves over 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world.  In all, over 38.3 million people are expected to participate in "America's Night Out Against Crime", NNO 2018.

 Neighborhoods can sign up to participate in two ways. Attend a neighborhood representative round up at 6 p.m., Wed., Sept. 5 in the City of Hutto Council Chambers. During the round up representatives can register a subdivision, pick up an official NNO banner (one per subdivision), learn about NNO activities, ask questions, meet with Law Enforcement and Fire personnel, as well as meet with members of your subdivision and plan activities.

 Neighborhoods may also sign up online at the Hutto Police Department Programs and Services page to fill out a neighborhood registration form, so that every neighborhood can be visited during this community outreach opportunity. It is not a requirement to be member of your HOA to participate.

 For more information on National Night Out, please contact Ofc. Suzanne Glass at 512-759-5984 or visit https://natw.org.