On Oct. 1, City of San Antonio leaders joined residents throughout the city for National Night Out. The event is a neighborhood crime and drug prevention effort that occurs annually and is celebrated in every city and town in the U.S.
In addition to increasing awareness of crime and drug prevention programs, National Night Out also strengthens neighborhood spirit and community-police partnerships, while sending a message to criminals that “neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime.”
San Antonio has always had strong and enthusiastic support for and participation in National Night Out, and won National Night Out awards in 1998, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Photo: San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley and SAPD Chief William McManus join community members at National Night Out festivities at Mt. Zion First Baptist Church.