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Posted on: August 8, 2023

Victoria Police Department to kick off National Night Out

A uniformed policeman holding a snow cone and a woman in a police polo pose for a picture

PHOTO #1: From left, Victoria Police Department Officer John Turner and Public Safety Community Affairs Manager Lauren Meaux pose for a photo during the National Night Out Kick-Off Party in 2021.

PHOTO #2: Children play with a giant Connect Four set provided by Victoria Parks & Recreation during the National Night Out Kick-Off Party in 2021.

The Victoria Police Department’s Community Engagement Unit is inviting Victoria neighborhoods and apartment complexes to participate in National Night Out, an evening of block parties planned to strengthen police-community relations and improve neighborhood camaraderie.

National Night Out 2023 will be Tuesday, Oct 3. Residents who would like to host a block party and receive a visit from first responders should contact the Community Engagement Unit at 361-485-3808 or

“If you’ve had a party before, we want you back, and if this is your first year to participate, we want to help,” said Officer John Turner.

The Victoria Police Department will host its National Night Out Kick-Off Party on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Children’s Pavilion in Riverside Park (523 McCright Drive). The kickoff party is a free, family-friendly event featuring entertainment by area youth, activities for the kids and plenty of information from local businesses and community organizations. 

To host a booth or become a sponsor, please contact the Victoria Police Department’s Community Engagement Unit at 361-485-3808 or

For more information about Victoria Police Department events and programs, visit or follow Victoria Police Department on Facebook.

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