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Community Programs & Events

  1. Kops & Kids
  2. Blue Santa
  3. Operation Intervention
  4. NBPD Explorers
  5. Coffee with a Cop

Kops & KidsKops & Kids Safety Picnic

The New Braunfels Police Department’s Annual Kops and Kids Safety Picnic happens every year in May at the Dance Slab and surrounding pavilions in Landa Park.  The event serves as a kick-off to National Police Week and is designed to give local kids a chance to meet police officers in a fun, non-threatening environment to help develop relationships between officers and the community.

The event is always 100% free and features a variety of activities, including a SWAT Team Obstacle Course, a K-9 Demonstration, Fire Department apparatus, Kid Print child fingerprinting, jump castles, games and prizes, and a surprise laugh-filled challenge event between officers and kids.

The main event of the day is the very popular bicycle giveaway!  Children must register the day of the event in order to be eligible to win one of the 100 or so bicycles that will be given away. 

This event could not be possible without the generous donations of local residents and businesses, and is always generously supported financially by the NBPD Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association.

We hope you and your family will join us for our next Kops & Kids Safety Picnic in Landa Park!

Crime Prevention Programs

  1. Neighborhood Crime Watch
  2. Lock, Take, & Hide
  3. R.A.D. Training
  4. Crime Maps

Neighborhood Crime Watch banner 1The Neighborhood Watch program is, quite simply, neighbors watching out for neighbors. The program fosters civic involvement, mutual commitment, community pride, a common goal, and a real sense of community. You do not have to be experiencing problems in your neighborhood to start a watch program. In fact, many programs are started to help reduce the chances of problems developing in the future. No one knows a neighborhood better than the citizens who live there. The Neighborhood Watch program forms a partnership with law enforcement to help keep our neighborhoods safe. If a Neighborhood Watch program is not currently available in your neighborhood contact Officer Lucas Crawford at (830) 221-4166 or 830-730-0286 or by email at to get started!


A Neighborhood Watch is an organization that helps residents in a particular neighborhood, become the eyes and ears for law enforcement, develop a positive rapport with law enforcement, and prevent or reduce crime in that neighborhood. At Crime Watch meetings, residents discuss and plan potential solutions to address the area's crime problems. Neighborhood Crime Watch is also a great way to meet and get to know your neighbors, which enhances everyone's safety in the neighborhood. Neighborhood Watch Groups teach techniques to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of crime, train you how to recognize and report suspicious activity, teach you how to make your home more secure, helps neighbors get to know each other so that unusual activity can be reported, and brings citizens together to identify and address issues in the community. Neighborhood Watch Groups are NOT vigilante forces working outside the normal procedures of law enforcement, programs designed for participants to take personal risks to prevent crime, and are not a 100% guarantee that crime will not occur in your neighborhood.

Call New Braunfels Police Community Liaison Officer Lucas Crawford at (830) 221-4166 or 830-730-0286 or by email at to let us know you are interested in starting a neighborhood watch program.