The Celina Police Department thanked residents today for another successful National Night Out.  In early October, neighbors came together to show their resolve to keep Celina safe.

As part of National Night Out, residents, police, and Hope’s Door (a domestic violence service provider) worked to help victims of domestic violence.

Police recognized block parties and individuals who collected urgently needed items for Hope’s Door. The department also thanked Brookshire’s for placing collection boxes in the store. Everything donated to Hope’s Door will benefit victims of domestic violence.

Last year, the Celina Police Department and community began a joint effort to end domestic violence and promote victim safety. This initiative has been effective. Celina has seen a reduction in domestic violence since it began.

“This is a great example of what we can accomplish when the police and the community work together to make our community safer,” said Celina Assistant Police Chief Tony Griggs.

As part of the domestic violence initiative, Celina Police and other Collin County law enforcement agencies joined forces to implement the national lethality assessment program.  It is designed to identify victims of domestic violence who are most at risk of being killed. Celina police officers are administering the lethality assessment to potentially high-risk victims during domestic violence calls.

More information on the program can be found at the website for the Maryland model of the National Lethality Assessment program.