For the second year in a row, SMU has received national recognition for exemplary efforts in crime, drug and violence prevention through its participation in National Night Out.
The National Association of Town Watch (NATW) chose the University as a National Award Winner for outstanding participation in the 31st Annual National Night Out in October 2014. SMU was named an award winner in Category 10, Neighborhoods/Communities. Other honorees in the category included the University of Texas, UT-Arlington, UT-Dallas, Texas A&M, and military installations including Fort Campbell, Fort Drum, Fort Hood, Fort Meade and Hickam Air Force Base.
SMU Police Lt. Enrique Jemmott received notice of the commendation in a letter from the NATW’s national project coordinator, Matt A. Peskin.
This year’s event involved 38.5 million people in more than 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide, according to NATW.