National Night Out 2017

On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, neighborhoods throughout San Ramon are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “34th Annual National Night Out” crime/drug prevention event. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the San Ramon Police Department and your Neighborhood Watch Groups, will involve over 16,500 communities from all 50 states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases around the world.  In all, over 38.5 million people are expected to participate in “America’s Night Out Against Crime” on August 1st.

National Night Out is designed to: 1) Heighten crime and drug awareness; 2) Generate support for, and participation in, our Neighborhood Watch Programs and other anti-crime efforts; 3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and Police-Community relations and 4) Send a message to criminals letting them know our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime!

From 5:30to 9:00PM, on August 1st, residents in neighborhoods throughout San Ramon are asked to lock your doors, turn on outside lights, and spend the evening outdoors on porches, lawns, and front steps, with neighbors, and police officers.  Many of our Neighborhood Watch groups are planning special events, such as pot-lucks, block parties, ice cream socials, and the like. As mentioned, San Ramon Police Department representatives will be visiting the neighborhoods during that time, helping you light up the city.

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 1st, 5:30PM.  If you plan to have something special, please let us know no later than Thursday, July 27, 2017, so we can be sure to stop by. If you have any questions and/or want to register your group for this event, please direct them to Darlene Kittredge, Crime Prevention Specialist at 925-973-2720 or dkittredge@sanramon.ca.gov.

For additional information, visit the official National Night Out web site at http://www.natw.org.

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