Notes for Potential Coordinators

Every year we encourage small block parties. Coordinators consist of homeowners associations with no Crime Watch program; Crime Watch program, but no homeowners association; and neighbors just wanting to have a block party. Many Homeowner Association's (HOA) had small block parties for an hour or so and then would come together in their pool or park areas and have a large community event (or the reverse). This was very successful. We will encourage that again this year.

The Police and Fire will attempt to visit all parties. The schedule is based on first come, first serve in registrations. The visits cannot be guaranteed due to manpower and public safety call load, but strong efforts are made every year.

Register for Police & Fire Visits

The following information is requested: 

  • Address
  • Email
  • Party Coordinators Name
  • Party Location(s)
  • Phones
  • Plans if You Know Them

You may also register with NATW online and they will send you an information packet.  Please know this is separate from registering with the Police Department!! To register with the Police Department contact our Community Resource Division at 817-276-4725.

If your party is planning on blocking the roadway, be sure that a permit has been obtained at City Hall, 1200 E Broad Street; phone number 817-276-4200.


Ideas are:

  • Building shoe box car models
  • Car shows
  • Catch a thief games
  • Coloring contest
  • Matchbox car races
  • Race car decorations
  • Sunglass contest

Additional Information

Thank you so much for considering hosting a party! It is because of individual efforts like yours that we are able to reach thousands in sharing this crime prevention campaign and reduce crimes like auto theft and burglary in Mansfield, and what a fun way to do it!!!

Email Officer Kerr for questions or information.