Nno from Laura DiCarlo, Allandale Neighborhood Watch Coordinator

On Tuesday October 4th  from  6-9pm neighborhoods throughout Austin will join with thousands of communities nationwide for the 27th Annual National Night Out (NNO). Actually, most communities did their NNO in August, but due to the heat in Austin, APD moved ours to the first Tuesday in October every year. According to the City of Austin website, NNO is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.
  • Generate support and participation in crime efforts.
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community relations.
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Residents in neighborhoods throughout Austin are asked to turn on their porch 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 are encouraged, giving everyone an opportunity to meet neighbors and commit to help law enforcement reduce crime

Block captains have organized 24 parties in Allandale some of which will be visited by fire fighters with their trucks, EMS, and police officers.  If you have not received an invitation to a party it’s because you do not have a block captain near you.  Please contact Allandale Neighborhood Watch Coordinator/ Safety Chair Laura DiCarlo at 3234-6929 or lhdicarlo [Email address: lhdicarlo #AT# yahoo.com - replace #AT# with @ ] to help remedy that problem.