Crime prevention block party planned for Oct. 2 at courthouse
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BEEVILLE – Police Chief Joe Treviño is inviting the community to come out to the courthouse lawn on Oct. 2 and join him and other law enforcement for National Night Out.

The annual event runs from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

“It is a national crime prevention block party,” Treviño said. “It allows the community to meet and greet all the fire, police, deputies and first responders.”

The chief said that it is important for the community to know the people protecting them.

“It helps them realize we are human just like they are,” he said. “I think that it also helps to fight crime if they know who we are and know we are friendly.”

“It helps us and helps the community because they can reach out and talk to us and tell us their concerns.

“If they know us then they feel they can talk us.

“It also gives us a chance to ask for their support to be an extra set of eyes and ears in the community.”

Activities this year, the chief, will be bigger and better than years past.

The fire department is going to be there with their fire truck, police with a police car, Angel Care with an ambulance and the sheriff’s office with one of their cars.

“We are going to have games out there and a police officer dunking booth,” Treviño said.

The events this year are a team effort.

The Beeville Police Department, Bee County Sheriff’s Office and Coastal Bend Crime Stoppers have teamed up to incorporated talent from all around the city.

Some of the talent will include students from Moreno Middle School, A.C. Jones Hugh School and Coastal Bend College. Dancers from the Folklorico dance troop and The Dance Studio will perform, as well as Jump For Joy.
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