National Night Out in Duncanville

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About 15 businesses joined with the Duncanville Police Department in spreading the word about police and community partnerships in Duncanville at the Duncanville FieldHouse at 1700 S. Main Street.

Almost 1,000 people enjoyed the food, and got safety tips and education along the way.

Along with businesses, several law enforcement agencies joined the Duncanville Police Department in their efforts.

Teresa Hackett, State Farm Agent, presented Police Chief Robert Brown and Officer Doug Sisk a check for $5,000 to help with their crime prevention efforts. Ms. Hackett made those in attendance promise to “hide your belongings, take your keys, and lock your vehicle” whenever you leave your cars.

In Texas an estimated 100,000 vehicles are stolen and another 250,000 are burglarized each year. It is also estimated that half of the vehicles stolen had the drivers’ keys left in the ignition and/or unlocked doors.

National Night Out is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.