National Night Out Highlights Crime Prevention Programs

October 6, 2023

K9 dog being fed a paleta ice cream bar

The UTSA Police Department (UTSAPD) celebrated National Night Out (NNO) on Tuesday, Oct. 3. to promote police partnerships with the Roadrunner community. As they have done since 2008, UTSAPD welcomed students, faculty and staff to learn about crime prevention resources and how those resources help to make the university a safe place to work, learn and discover. UTSAPD Chief Stephanie Schoenborn welcomed special guest Councilman Manny Pelaez, who came out to show his support for the Roadrunner family. 

“The best way to create a safe campus is to strengthen the relations between our officers and the community,” said Chief of Police Stephanie Schoenborn. “National Night Out provides an excellent platform to get to know our law enforcement officers, public safety officers and other department members who serve our Roadrunners. UTSAPD highlighted our services, including crime prevention tips, self-defense classes, victim services and campus safety escorts.”

Attendees enjoyed booths featuring games and safety information, as well as an impaired driving simulator, free paletas, door prizes and music by DJ Gumby. The Spirit of San Antonio (SOSA) Marching Band, UTSA Cheerleaders and Rowdy also made an appearance.

Established in 1984, National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships. National Night Out is celebrated by millions of neighborhoods across the country. To learn more about the national organization, visit their website. For more information about UTSA’s National Night Out, email UTSAPD Community Affairs.