Bartlett Night Out for Surrey Wood

The Surrey Wood neighborhood was one of many that participated Bartlett Night Out on Oct. 6.

The annual event celebrates neighborhood unity, awareness, safety and police-community partnerships.

Bartlett has more than 60 active Homeowners’ Associations and Neighborhood Watch groups that are managed and coordinated by the Public Information and Education Division of the Bartlett Police Department.

Bartlett Night Out is a time for neighbors to pull out their folding chairs, set out refreshments, prepare for a brief speech or two and chat while the children play nearby as the early fall’s afternoon light fades into twilight.

Knowing your neighbors and getting to know the first responders who serve all is one of the programs’ keys to success.