This year’s National Night Out will be the biggest one yet, McKinney Police Chief Greg Conley said during an Aug. 5 City Council meeting.
NNO is a citywide event in which neighborhoods throughout McKinney host block parties as a way to mingle with public safety personnel from McKinney’s Police and Fire departments.
NNO is a way to increase neighborhood spirit, improve police-community partnerships and keep the community safe, according to the city.
Over 60 block parties will take place in McKinney on Aug. 6, and 55 officers as well as firefighters will be visiting these parties throughout the night to meet with residents, Conley said at the meeting.
The Community Food Pantry of McKinney has partnered with NNO and will be at block parties accepting donations of canned and prepackaged fruit. There will also be a superhero photo contest, so attendees are encouraged to dress in their best superhero costumes.
Talk to your neighborhood crime watch captain to learn about events in your neighborhood or visit the Police Department’s Facebook page for more information.
If your neighborhood does not have a crime watch captain, visit www.mckinneytexas.org/nno to find out how to get one.