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Mesquite, TX – September 26, 2017 – The Mesquite Police Department has launched a new initiative called the 20-4-7 program to extend the benefits of National Night Out, which will be held on October 3 this year. The 20-4-7 program encourages residents to spend 20 minutes a day outside in their neighborhoods, four out of seven days a week. This brief amount of time spent outdoors can help strengthen neighborhoods and deter area crime.
Mesquite Police Chief Charles Cato said, “The 20-4-7 program can be easily implemented in neighborhoods with established neighborhood watch groups. Group coordinators can organize residents to participate at various times of the day for visibility in their neighborhood. The program can also be used to revitalize neighborhood watch groups and improve overall communication.”
Public safety thrives when citizens organize themselves and work together with law enforcement to keep an eye out for suspicious or unusual activity in their neighborhoods. The fall weather provides the opportune time for neighbors to walk their communities, meet their neighbors and create safer environments.
To register for email crime alerts and access Mesquite’s crime mapping system, visit http://communitycrimemap.com.