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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Galveston Police Department’s National Night Out Going Virtual for 2020

GALVESTON, TX – October 2, 2020 – The Galveston Police Department will host its first virtual National Night Out (NNO) in light of the unforeseen COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing restrictions. Instead of heading out into neighborhoods for block parties, GPD is inviting the community to join them for a Facebook Live event on the official Galveston Police Department Facebook page @GalvestonPolice. 

                   

This event offers Galveston residents and neighbors a safer way to celebrate NNO and receive valuable information from officers, including:                                                                                  

  •  How to increase crime prevention and awareness                                                      
  • Efforts to strengthen the partnership between the community and police                             
  • Ways to reduce crime                       
 NNO will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the first two weeks of October. A short presentation will be given in two separate sessions covering different neighborhoods, the times are 6-6:15 p.m. and 6:30-6:45 p.m. on all four days. Residents will also have the opportunity to win door prizes at the end of each presentation during the Facebook Live event. To find out your district visit: https://www.galvestontx.gov/151/City-Council                        


Although the festivities will be virtual, Galveston Police Chief Vernon Hale encourages all residents to keep with the NNO tradition and turn on their porch lights that evening to shine a light against crime. 

                       

“We did not want COVID-19 to ruin the annual tradition of National Night Out. We wanted to come together in the new era, and still have that interaction with our residents. We are going to take this opportunity to continue the dialogue and talk about the things that are happening on the island,” said Chief Hale. 

                       

Galveston Mayor Pro-Tem Dr. Craig Brown said, “National Night Out started in 1984 and the concept is still vital today. Meeting our police officers, knowing what they do, and what they do for us is so important.” 

  “National Night Out is an event we look forward to every October,” City Manager Brian Maxwell said. “While the pandemic has changed how we get together with our neighbors this year, we still want to take the opportunity to engage with our community. We hope you’ll tune in for these virtual events.”                        


Please see the calendar below for the schedule of events. We look forward to seeing you! 

                                                       

National Night Out 2020 Calendar

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