McKINNEY, Texas (Dec. 29, 2015) – The City of McKinney Police Department (MPD) has received national recognition for its participation in the 2015 National Night Out (NNO) program by the National Association of Town Watch. This year, the MPD placed fifth in the state of Texas and 17th nationwide for populations of 100,000 to 300,000.
NNO is an enjoyable way to increase neighborhood spirit, improve police-community partnerships and keep our city safer. This past August, the MPD hosted its annual NNO event and featured 31 different block parties with more than 2,000 participants focused on bringing together the community and police department.
“McKinney has one of the top participation rates in the country and this event provides a great opportunity to get out and meet your neighbors,” said McKinney Police Chief Greg Conley. “We are very pleased to receive this award and be recognized across the nation for the great work happening here in McKinney.”
The NNO awards recognize 12 categories of NNO programs throughout the nation for their participation and organization of NNO parties. Awards are based on the quality of the NNO program, citizen and police involvement as well as the promotional campaign leading up to the event.
City of McKinney Press Release