Community Events

The Back to School Celebration is an end-of-summer event serving and supported by the Round Rock community. This event provides school supplies, vision and hearing screening, sports physicals, food, games, and other attractions – all completely free of cost. This event is offered through a partnership between the Round Rock Police Department, the Round Rock Police Foundation, Round Rock Express, Round Rock ISD, and Round Rock ISD Partners in Education Foundation.


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.

For more information on this year’s event, click HERE.

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.

Trunk or Treat is a Halloween-themed, family-oriented community event presented through a partnership between the Round Rock Police Department, Round Rock Operation Blue Santa, and the RRISD Partners in Education Foundation. Attendees are invited to come in costume and “trunk” or treat as they visit decorated vehicle trunks throughout the parking lot. Activities often include face painting, bounce houses, carnival games, concessions, fall crafts, and treats. It normally occurs in October.

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.

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.

Activities include:

  • 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
  • Watching a live vehicle extraction.

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.

Join us for a monthly fun run (or walk). The leisurely-paced 5K starts at 6pm at the Fleet Feet running store next to the H-E-B at Gattis School & Red Bud. The route goes through the nearby Forest Creek neighborhoods. It’s free to participate and you can just show up – no registration necessary. Kids and dogs welcome! It occurs on the 2nd Monday of each month. Click HERE for more info on our next one.

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.

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