Public Safety Hosts Another Successful National Night Out
The UTSA Police Department (UTSAPD) hosted a National Night Out event on Tuesday, Oct. 4, to promote police community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Students, faculty and staff attended the free event, which was held on the Main Campus Student Union Paseo. UTSAPD Chief Stephanie Schoenborn welcomed special guest Councilman Manny Pelaez, who came out to show his support for the Roadrunner family.
“Public Safety is proud to serve our Roadrunner community," said Chief Schoenborn. "National Night Out is a fun opportunity for not only Public Safety, but also for community partners to engage with our students, share services we provide and get to know each other. Partnerships between Public Safety and our community members fosters positive relationships that promote a safer campus for all.”
Attendees enjoyed snow cones provided by Kona Ice and various fun games and activities, including the “dunk-a-cop” station. Participating organizations handed out an assortment of swag items, such as T-shirts, phone chargers, bags and more. UTSA’s SOSA, cheerleaders, Rowdy and San Antonio’s DJ Gumby attended the event and engaged with Roadrunners, bringing their talents to help promote this meaningful annual event.
Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, National Night Out’s objective is to foster a sense of community by bringing law enforcement and neighbors together. It also aims to make our neighborhoods safer and more caring places to live by promoting crime prevention programs. Over 38 million people in 16,000 communities across all 50 states participate yearly and engage in youth events, festivals, exhibits, seminars and safety demonstrations.
Since its launch in August 1984, National Night Out aims to educate the community about crime prevention in a fun, informative manner, and UTSA Public Safety is proud that it has become an annual tradition on campus and looks forward to planning next year’s event.