During the week of July 31- August 5, law enforcement partners nationwide participated in National Night Out. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign promoting police-community partnerships and camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. These events greatly enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.
Throughout El Paso County, neighborhoods hosted block parties, cookouts, and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, emergency personnel visits, exhibits, and much more.
Sheriff Roybal, and members of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, attended events at nine locations, including Monument, Midway, Peyton, Falcon, Black Forest, and other neighborhoods in unincorporated El Paso County.
Sheriff Roybal issued the following statement:
“Celebrating National Night Out is an occasion we greatly look forward to at the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. These are singular events which represent an opportunity to build on what members of my Office focus on year-round, which is establishing positive relationships with the citizens we serve and doing what we can together about issues impacting us all.
“National Night Out helps us grow meaningful relationships with families across El Paso County. I want to thank the various neighborhood watch groups who came together to host myself and my staff, and my Crime Prevention Coordinator, Brent Ambuehl, for working year-round on projects which keep El Paso County a safe and desirable place to live, work, and retire.”