Do you want to connect and enhance your relationship with your neighbors and Sugar Land’s first responders? National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our community a safer place to live. First responders will be making the rounds around Sugar Land on October 5 to meet with residents and further deepen the relationship between public safety and the community they serve.
By registering for National Night Out, you can get a visit from Sugar Land Police Department and/or Fire-EMS, as well as National Night Out swag. If you’re on the fence about registering for National Night Out, here are five reasons we think you should:
Gives you a reason to meet your neighbors
We get it, blindly introducing yourself to a stranger can be daunting. By meeting through National Night Out, not only do you already have things to talk about (e.g. “Wow! What a great party!”), but you also have a fun and safe space to do it in.
Enhances the partnership between you and your neighbors
Neighbor relationships are the lifeline of any community. By meeting and actually getting to know your neighbors beyond an occasional wave, you will be able to build stronger bonds. You can keep each other in the loop about the activities of the community and maybe even borrow each other’s power tools.
Helps build relationships that can keep your neighborhood safer
Getting to know your neighbors makes you more familiar with the day-to-day patterns of the neighborhood so you can spot out-of-the-ordinary things when they happen. The more neighbors you connect with, the more eyes you’ll get on your house while you’re at work or when you go out of town. By getting to know the first responders that serve you, you’ll be able to build a working relationship with them, making your neighborhood even safer.
You can turn your neighbors into new friends
You already have things in common with your neighbors, so why not make a friendship out of it? You may meet a new friend in a neighbor, first responder, or public official.
It’s just fun!
We think this is pretty self-explanatory. National Night Out’s fun and relaxed environment gives you an opportunity to get back to the roots of your day-to-day life and escape whatever may be happening outside of your community.
By participating in National Night Out, you can make Sugar Land an even safer and more caring place to live, and that’s pretty sweet. You can register at www.sugarlandtx.gov/NNO.