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 2022 National Night Out will be held Oct. 4.
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.
The 2022 drive-thru event will take place Saturday, Oct. 22 from 4-8pm at the Round Rock Public Safety Training Center. Stay tuned for more info.
Vendors interested in setting up a trunk can apply here: https://form.jotform.com/222554249211046
Step N2 Success aims to provide new shoes to Round Rock students in need as school starts back up. This is a new program from the Round Rock Police Department, replacing the previously annual RRPD Back to School Celebration.
In 2022, nearly 200 Round Rock students received a free, new pair of shoes and socks, Kalahari water park day passes, and four Round Rock Express tickets. In this initial year, the students were selected from our current Round Rock Operation Blue Santa recipient list.
Partner organizations and donors include Round Rock Chamber Leadership Round Rock Class 2022, Kalahari Resorts, A Plus Federal Credit Union, Round Rock Express, Shoe Carnival, Reebok, Ready to Run, Rise Title of Texas, and the Round Rock Police Foundation.
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.
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.
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.