Alamo Colleges police to host a night of free food, fun and safety advice.
By Yessenia Arroyo
The Alamo Colleges Police Department will host a National Night Out to provide safety tips to community members and introduce them to local police.
It will be their second year hosting the event, which will take place 5:30–8:30 p.m. today on West Evergreen Street between North Main Avenue and Howard Street.
Participants will enjoy free food, activities, the opportunity to meet local law enforcement, members of the neighborhood and this college’s community leaders.
“It’s a night out to meet your neighbors, get together and talk about fighting crime in your community,” said Corporal Campus Coordinator Adrianna A. De Hoyos. “We decid
ed to do this to give out crime and safety tips to the community and allow them to meet the police officers.”
National Night Out originated when De Hoyos and Officer Ismael Alatorre proposed the idea to their police chief and President Robert Vela last year.
Vendors this year will be Frito Lay, Coca-Cola, HEB, fellow officers donating water and Cristan’s Tacos donating tortillas for sausage wraps. Luther’s will give away their sliders, Vela will be paying for fliers and student life will pay for the street closure.
This year’s National Night Out will include drunk goggles, free sausage wraps, popcorn, cotton candy, a basketball throw, mariachi band “Los Galleros de San Antonio” and a live DJ.
“I’m hoping they (students) get the opportunity to meet the officers and see them in a different light from what is shown in the media,” De Hoyos said. “We would like to project a positive image for the community and our students.”