Carlsbad residents are encouraged to participate in “National Night Out” by planning an outside neighborhood gathering like a block party, barbeque or potluck Tuesday, Aug. 5, between 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Residents who register their neighborhood celebrations with the Police Department will be visited by police officers during the event. See photos from last year.
Since 1984, National Night Out has highlighted community involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. These year-long efforts are celebrated during National Night Out with an evening that showcases efforts toward teamwork and collaboration.
“National Night Out is a great opportunity for community members to get together with the Police Department and celebrate our prevention efforts,” said Sasway. “We are celebrating a joint pledge toward the teamwork necessary to maintain a safe and secure community.”
Sasway says National Night Out seeks to send a message that the City of Carlsbad is a strong and organized team that is actively working to prevent crime.
National Night Out 2014 is predicted to involve 37.8 million people from 16,124 communities in all 50 states.Article Link.