Long Beach
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The Long Beach Police Department would like to invite neighbors, community groups, and businesses to join us in celebrating in the 40th Annual National Night Out, on Tuesday, August 1, 2023.

Neighborhoods throughout our city are invited to join over 38 million neighbors across 17 thousand communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide. 

National Night Out is nationally sponsored by NATW (National Association of Town Watch), ADT Security Services, Starbucks, Associa, L.E.A.D. (Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence) and co-sponsored locally by the Long Beach Police Department. 

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live and work. 

Together, we are making that happen. 

“National Night Out is a special night for our department to celebrate partnerships, friendships, and relationships we share as a community,” said Police Chief Wally Hebeish. “It is truly a privilege to be invited into the homes, businesses and places of worship throughout our city to show appreciation for the work the employees of the Long Beach Police Department do on a daily basis.”

From time to time, neighbors throughout Long Beach and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on their front porch lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and law enforcement. 

Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most communities celebrate National Night Out by hosting block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other various community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and more. 

National Project Coordinator Matt Peskin said, “This is a night for our nation to stand together and promote awareness, safety, and neighborhood unity.  National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement. When law enforcement and the community work closely together, some amazing things can happen.” 

If you are hosting a National Night Out event for your neighborhood please register before July 18, here.

Don’t have an organized Community Watch group yet?  National Night Out is the perfect time to start. For more information, visit  bit.ly/LBPDCommunityWatch

The Long Beach Police Department would like to thank community members who plan to participate in National Night Out. It’s through your continued support and partnership with us that together we can solve crime. We look forward to seeing you on August 1st!