Royse City police encourage neighborhoods to plan block parties for National Night Out in October

ROYSE CITY, TX (July 6, 2022) For most of the country, National Night Out is celebrated on the first Tuesday in August. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. The problem with the first Tuesday in August here in Texas is it feels like we are living on the surface of the sun. To beat the heat, the Texas Chiefs got together a few years back and moved National Night Out in Texas to the first Tuesday of October when it is cooler and much more enjoyable. This year’s National Night Out will be on October 4, 2022.

In the past Royse City PD hosted a large city-wide event to celebrate the event but this year we want to get back into the neighborhoods. RCPD is encouraging neighborhoods to participate by holding Block Parties or other gatherings inside the neighborhood between the hours of 6 PM to 8PM on October 4th.

These block parties are meant to be simple events geared towards getting to know your neighbors and speaking to local leaders and police officers about crime prevention and other topics that are important to you and your neighborhood. If you live in the city and are interested in hosting or co-hosting a National Night Out Block Party in your neighborhood and would like a visit from the first responders and local officials, please contact Lt. Ray Fitzwater at 972-524-4776 or email him at so we can get you registered.

Courtesy of Royse City Police Department. 

Our print edition delivers free to ~17,500 homes and businesses throughout Rockwall County, TX. Click image to view our latest issue.To share your good news and events, email

Subscribe to our email newsletter here.

Advertising: 214-342-8000 or



BRN Media is a multi-platform, full-service creative agency offering advertising and marketing services, social media management, and website development throughout Rockwall County and the Dallas area.