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Eat out with your neighbors and fight crime

SMU joins National Night Out with dinner at the flag pole on October 2

September 28, 2012

SMU Police Department BadgeDALLAS (SMU) – Skip where you usually eat dinner on Tuesday nights and go to the SMU flagpole for a special evening of food, friendship and fighting crime.

As part of the statewide observance of National Night Out, SMU’s dining halls will close Tuesday evening, October 2, and move to the flagpole, where food will be served from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. All students, faculty and staff are invited. There will be a slight charge for those not on a University meal plan.

In addition to the food, there will be a medical helicopter, police and firefighting vehicles and giveaways. There also will be opportunities to register your bicycle and engrave an identification number on your laptop.

The event, intended to help fight crime and promote neighborliness, is sponsored by the SMU Police Department and SMU Dining Services.

National Night Out 2012 LogoThis marks the 29th year for National Night Out, which is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships
  • Send a message to criminals, letting them know that neighborhoods and campuses are organized and fighting back.

Please direct questions about the event to Detective Sergeant Bernie Trujillo of the SMU Police Department at 214-768-1582 or

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