(NACOGDOCHES,TX): Neighborhood Watch Programs and First Responders will be celebrating National Night Out in Nacogdoches on Tuesday, October 3, 2023.

Neighborhood Watch groups within the city of Nacogdoches will host “block events” on the evening of October 3rd . This year first responders have again partnered with the Nacogdoches Public Library to host an event at the Nacogdoches Recreation Center for those citizen’s that don’t have a neighborhood watch program in their neighborhood. Beginning at 5:30 pm to 8pm there will be food, games, and first responders there. Additionally, Stephen F. Austin State University will also be hosting an event for their students and staff on their campus.

National Night Out is a night when residents are encouraged to lock their doors and spend the evening getting to know their neighbors in the name of crime prevention. Law Enforcement officers and other officials visit these communities to form relationships with the residents. Anyone interested in forming a Neighborhood Watch Program in the city or hosting an event should contact Sgt. Brett Ayres with the Nacogdoches Police Department at 936-559-2618 or email to Neighborhoods should register with the police department by Thursday, September 28th.