Featured Event: 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, better places to live. This annual campaign enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while offering opportunities for positive community member interactions . Neighborhoods across the nation host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts, and other various community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, and exhibits.
Round Rock 2023 National Night Out will be held Tuesday, October 3. Click here for more info.
Trunk or Treat is a Halloween-themed, family-oriented community event presented through a partnership between the Round Rock Police Department and Round Rock Operation Blue Santa. Attendees are invited to come in costume and “trunk” or treat as they visit decorated vehicle trunks throughout the parking lot.
Step N2 Success aims to provide new shoes to Round Rock students in need as school starts back up. This was the second annual event from the Round Rock Police Department.
In 2023, over 400 Round Rock students received a free, new pair of shoes and socks, Kalahari water park day passes, and four Round Rock Express tickets. The students were selected from our current Round Rock Operation Blue Santa recipient list.
Partner organizations and donors include Kalahari Resorts, Reebok, Hank Rothel Foundation, Alpha Print Services, Round Rock Express, and the Round Rock Police Foundation.
Monetary donations can be made to the Round Rock Police Foundation at RoundRockPoliceFoundation.org.
This free family event offers a chance to meet local responders and see the equipment used to tackle local emergencies. This community event coincides with the Round Rock Kiwanis Club’s Annual Pancake Breakfast.
- Meeting members of the Round Rock SWAT and Traffic Unit
- Seeing Crime Scene vehicles, Round Rock Fire Department engines, and Hazmat and Water Rescue Team equipment
National Afternoon Out is a community awareness initiative focused on reducing crime among senior citizens. The program highlights senior-focused city services and organizations as well as topics related to senior wellness and crime prevention strategies. It normally occurs the day following National Night Out.
The Round Rock Police Department collaborates with the U.S. Army to sponsor the annual Hike for Hunger Food Drive benefiting the Round Rock Area Serving Center. Participants hike 2 miles from the U.S. Army Round Rock Recruiting Center to the Round Rock Area Serving Center carrying rucksacks filled with food. The public is encouraged to join the hike alongside the men and women of the Police Department and U.S. Army.
The Round Rock Serving Center serves low-income people and families in crisis situations through a food distribution program. Donations of nonperishable food items are collected during a Fill the Cop Car event at multiple grocery stores throughout the City.
Both events usually occur in October and November.
Round Rock Operation Blue Santa is a non-profit organization established in 1978 by the volunteers and employees of the Round Rock Police, Fire, and Parks and Recreation Departments. In the first year of the program, Operation Blue Santa served fewer than 20 families by delivering toys and food to families in need during the holiday season. Since then, the program has grown to serve more than 1,600 individuals annually! Operation Blue Santa is supported entirely by the community in the form of donations. Through Blue Santa, we see many lives changed for the better and celebrate the magic of the holiday season. Round Rock Operation Blue Santa accepts new unwrapped toys and wrapping paper. Donations are welcome year-round.
Held periodically throughout the year at various cafes and coffee shops, this informal event provides an opportunity for residents to meet and converse with local law enforcement in a casual, low-key environment. Check out our Facebook page to see if we’ve got one coming up.
Held periodically throughout the year at various locations, this informal event provides an opportunity for families to meet and interact with local law enforcement in a fun environment. In the winter time, the event is known as Cocoa With A Cop. Check out our Facebook page to see if we’ve got one coming up.
The RRPD Kids ID program provides children’s identification kits at no charge to the community. One of the most important tools for officers to use when searching for a missing child is readily-available and up-to-date identifying information, such as a high-quality photo and fingerprints. RRPD uses Child ID Kits to provide parents with photos, fingerprint cards and other information in a packet that they can give to first responders if their child is ever missing or involved in an emergency. Round Rock Police volunteers run the program throughout the year at schools, churches and various public events.
Time is of the essence when a child goes missing. It is critical that law enforcement is immediately provided a current description and photo of the child. By enabling quick dissemination of the child’s information, the KIDs ID program is an effective law enforcement tool to help Police find and bring your child home. The KIDs ID process captures vital information such as child appearance details, parent/guardian contact information, a color picture of the child and captures fingerprints using a digital scanner. All this information is printed onto a larger card that should be stored in a safe yet easy to access location. Check out our Facebook page to see if we’ve got a Kids ID event coming up.