Frisco C.A.N. ( (Community Awareness Night) offers residents a great way to meet their neighbors and possibly head off the potential for future crime in their area. The Frisco Police Department is encouraging neighborhoods to host block parties from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 18.
Local police officers, along with their Fire Department colleagues and members of the Frisco City Council, will visit registered parties. You can register your block party today with the Frisco Police.
Residents also are invited to the annual Safety Palooza, scheduled for earlier that day, 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. at Baylor Medical Center of Frisco. Police officers and firefighters will be on hand to demonstrate public safety "tools of the trade." Members of the police Motors Unit plan to show off their competitive motorcycle skills, and a CareFlite helicopter will be on display. Police dispatchers also will provide information to help families develop an “emergency plan.” Children can practice their 911 emergency calls, and children’s fingerprint identification kits will be available at no cost.
Safety Palooza will coincide with the 10th Annual Baylor Health Fair. Free screenings will be offered, along with fun family activities. Baylor is located at 5601 Warren Parkway.
Frisco is routinely ranked as one of the nation’s safest cities. Police officials credit residents’ strong sense of community and their participation in programs such as Neighborhood Watch with keeping the crime rate low. C.A.N. will be similar to National Night Out, but will take place during a time that’s more convenient for families. City officials said they hope this change will encourage even more residents to participate.