The Long Beach Police Department would like to invite neighbors, community groups, and businesses to join them in celebrating in the 32nd Annual National Night Out, on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015.
The National Association of Town Watch, a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and promotion of various crime prevention programs devoted to safer communities, sponsors this annual event. Additional information and resources are available at NATW.org
National Night Out (NNO) is a community building campaign that provides an opportunity for Long Beach residents to join with their neighbors and police personnel. The goal is to send a message to criminals that neighbors are unified and looking out for one another, and working with police to keep crime out of their neighborhoods.
Neighbors who get to know each other and communicate are more likely to look out for one another, notice suspicious persons in the area, and are more apt to call and report suspicious activity and crime. Neighborhood involvement is the main concept of the Long Beach Police Department’s Community Watch Program.
Several Community Watch groups are already on board with coordinated activities including: potlucks, barbecues, and ice cream socials. From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on August 4th, residents are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights, and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police.
If you are hosting a National Night Out event for your neighborhood and would like to request that Police Department representative stop by, please contact your Patrol Division Neighborhood Services Specialist:
Don’t have an organized Community Watch group yet? National Night Out is the perfect time to start. For more information, visit www.longbeach/police
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 4th!