Sarah Larson
Mercury Staff

The UTD Police Department received the 2012 All-Star Award for its participation in the 29th Annual Nation Night Out on Oct 2.

National Night Out is an event sponsored by National Association of Town Watch that advocates against crime, violence and drugs.

UTD was among 12 other groups that won the award out of 64 total entries in the All-Star category.

The event was held in the Residence Hall North courtyard, where more than 300 guests were in attendance. 

UTDPD officers and chiefs served hot dogs and cake. This was UTD’s first time hosting the event.

UTD Crime Prevention Officer David Spigelmyer planned the event and invited the Pep Band, Power Dancers, Kappa Alpha Theta, Temoc and Musicians’ Network to bring spirit to the party.

Other participants included SUAAB, the Wellness Center and the Dallas Care Rape Crisis Center.

The award and accompanied photographs from the event can be seen in a display case in the Police Department Office.