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There are many ways in which citizens can get involved and help the police department and the community at large. Everything from neighborhood watches, participate in school activities, and going on a "Ride Along" with a police officer.

Below is a small list of ways you can help. If you know of any other ways, or have any questions, please feel free to contact the police department directly.

Civilian "Ride Along" with a Police Officer

The Robinson Police Department is one of many agencies in the area that permit it's citizens to ride out with police officers in the field. The program was established to allow the citizens of Robinson to observe the day to day operations of the police department and the duties of it's officers.

To request a "Ride Along", simply come by the police department and fill out a one-page request form. You can also download a Rider Request Form by clicking here (PDF). Once we receive your request and determine that you are eligible, we will notify you of the date and time of your "Ride Along".

For questions regarding eligibility please ask the receptionist or officer when you are completing your request form.

National Night Out

The National Association of Town Watch (NATW) is a nonprofit, crime prevention organization which works in cooperation with thousands of crime watch groups and law enforcement agencies throughout the country. Since 1981, NATW has been dedicated to the development, growth and maintenance of organized crime and drug prevention programs nationwide. NATW's network has grown to include over 6,000 crime, drug and violence prevention organizations.

National Night Out, 'America's Night Out Against Crime,' was introduced by the Association in 1984. The program was the brainchild of NATW Executive Director Matt A. Peskin.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 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; and
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Along with the traditional display of outdoor lights and front porch vigils, cities, towns and neighborhoods 'celebrate' NNO with a variety of events and activities such as:

  • block parties,
  • cookouts,
  • visits from local police and sheriff departments
  • parades, exhibits,
  • flashlight walks,
  • contests, and
  • youth programs.

NNO has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in our fight for a safer nation. Plus, the benefits your community will derive from NNO will most certainly extend well beyond the one night.

To schedule a neighborhood meeting at this year's NNO, call
Officer Brent Ewing at (254_ 662-0525.

Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers pays a reward of up to $1000 to anyone who provides information that leads police to the arrest and/or grand jury indictment of those involved in or wanted for a crime. When you call Crime Stoppers, you remain anonymous and are given a code number that is used for payment of the reward. Your identity is never revealed and you have no further involvement in the case.

Crime Stoppers will also pay rewards for info about crimes such as drugs, graffiti, illegal weapons, and alcohol violations.

Call Crime Stoppers at (254) 753-HELP (4357).