Arlington Police Department Takes First Place in National Night Out Campaign

The Arlington Police Department was awarded first place in the national awards program that honors communities for participation in the National Night Out Campaign. The National Association of Town Watch released the 2018 award standings on Monday, November 26, 2018. In early October, Arlington PD hosted National Night Out with over 211 neighborhood parties celebrating together throughout the city. The department then submitted a package detailing all of the activities, planning and culmination of the special evening.

“While Arlington has maintained a position in the top 10 for many years, it was humbling to receive the top honors this year,” said Police Chief Will Johnson. “Our team does an incredible job pulling National Night Out together which reinforces our strong bonds and relationships with the citizens and businesses of Arlington.”

The rankings are based on a number of factors, including the overall quality of a community’s National Night Out citizen engagement campaign, neighborhood participation and law enforcement involvement. Arlington PD was awarded second place in 2017 and 2016 respectively. National Night Out is an important component in our community policing philosophy. Police-community partnerships coupled with citizen participation create safer and stronger neighborhoods.

For communities in category 1 which have a population of 300,000 or more, here are the 2018 rankings:

1. Arlington, TX
2. Minneapolis, MN
3. San Antonio, TX
4. Los Angeles County, CA
5. Seattle, WA
6. Columbus, OH
7. Houston/Harris County, TX
8. Chesterfield County, VA
9. Stockton, CA
10. Louisville, KY

https://natw.org/award-winners

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