National Night Out

HPD’s Sergeant Jeff Headley, Tanglewood HOA’s Patrol Supervisor

On Tuesday, October 1st from 7 to 9 P.M, Tanglewood will take part in National Night Out, a national incentive to meet neighbors and fight crime. National Night Out, or America’s Night Out Against Crime, has been celebrated for over 30 years. This annual community-building is celebrated by millions across the country, and we are excited for Tanglewood join in on the fun this year. National Night Out was hosted on the 2nd Tuesday in August in the rest of the country; unfortunately, due to the heat in Texas, the state will be celebrating the event a bit later this year.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support and participation in crime-stopping efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community relations, and let criminals know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. During the event, residents in neighborhoods throughout Houston and across the state are asked to turn on their outside lights, lock their doors, and spend the evening outside with their neighbors, police officers, firefighters and EMS paramedics.

Events such as cookouts, block parties, and neighborhood walks will all occur simultaneously throughout the city and statewide. HPD’s Sergeant Jeff Headley, the patrol supervisor in Tanglewood, emphasized the importance of National Night Out:

“Neighbors need to know their neighbors. The best way to solve conflict is getting to know each other, and the best way to fight crime is to be aware of who is around you and who is supposed to be there.”

If you are interested in leading your block party, contact Sergeant Jeff Headley (jeffheadley@tanglewoodhomes.org), so he can coordinate an officer visit.

Article written by Gail Branca