National Night Out

About National Night Out

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. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August (Texas and select areas celebrate on the first Tuesday in October). Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.  DISCOVER MORE ABOUT NNO!



9538 I 20 West

 Merkel Texas 79536





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*All Donations and Sponsorship funds goes directly to the Merkel Community Police Organization (MCPO).  The MCPO is a pending 501(c)(3) Charitable Non-Profit that was founded in 2019 by a combination of Officers from the Merkel Police Department and Citizens of the Community of Merkel, Texas.

The MCPO is dedicated to bringing the Community and Law Enforcement together to achieve reduction in crime, criminal activity, and to raise awareness and safety in the community of Merkel, Texas.

The MCPO is the main financial support organization for the programs spearheaded by the Merkel Police Department.  For more information on the MCPO or to apply for membership, please contact one of the below contacts. 


To mail in a donation;

 Please make all checks payable to:

Merkel Community Police Organization


Mail to:

Merkel Community Police Organization

P.O. Box 271

Merkel, Texas, 79536

Contact Information:

Amber Thompson

Law Enforcement Liason

Cortnee Bryant

Merkel Community Liason

"Pride in Community, Serving with Honor"

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