Palmdale to host National Night Out events

National Night Out events Palmdale preview 2PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale’s Public Safety and Community Relations department will kick off National Night Out (NNO) with two special public safety events this year.

The first NNO event will be held as part of the City’s Thursday Night on the Square celebration 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. this Thursday, July 25 at Poncitlán Square, 38315 9th Street East. 

The event will featured a variety of crime prevention and safety-related activities, as well as vehicles on display from the Los Angeles County Sheriff and Fire Departments, Animal Care and Control, California Highway Patrol and The Hefter Foundation.  Representatives from these agencies, the City’s public safety office and others, will be available to answer questions and share information.

”We are inviting the community to stop by and meet our crime prevention staff and ask questions about what we have to offer,” said Palmdale’s Community Safety Supervisor Kelly Long.  “Our Community Watch programs offer so much more than safety training – they are a launching pad for creating and developing a sense of community among your neighbors.  Meetings and gatherings provide wonderful opportunities to learn about what is going on in your city, about programs and resources available as well as the valuable information you share back with us, which in turn, helps us shape current and future programs and public safety actions to meet the needs of our residents.”

The second NNO event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., on Friday, August 9 at DryTown Water Park, 3850 East Avenue S. The event will be held in conjunction with “Sundown at DryTown.”  The Sheriff and Fire Departments will have vehicles on display, as well as representatives to share information and speak with residents.

National Night Out is a nationwide crime awareness campaign designed to generate participation in local anti-crime efforts.  It strengthens neighborhood spirit and law enforcement-community partnerships and sends a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting crime. Target will once again partner with the National Association of Town Watch to promote the event.

In celebration of National Night Out, residents in Palmdale neighborhoods are asked to participate by turning on their outside lights and spending evenings outside with neighbors throughout the month of August.

For more information on National Night Out, call 661-267-5181.

(Information via press release from the City of Palmdale.)

  3 comments for “Palmdale to host National Night Out events

  1. VillageGirl
    July 27, 2013 at 10:45 am

    This was great! I took my grandson and he had so much fun. He was beyond excited to meet a real “police dog” that had his own badge! He was able to pet the dog (Deputy Gunner) and was given his very own baseball card that told you all about him. The Deputy who has the dog was also very nice, he answered the excited questions of an 8-yr old as they tumbled out. Of course we also visited with the staff from all the other agencies, he was able to sit on the police motorcycle and turn the lights on – biggest smile ever! we even went inside the Sheriff’s “big camper” . . .he was a little disappointed to learn that the Deputies don’t really get to take the mobile command post “camping”. He walked away all smiles clutching his new coloring book, wearing his new jelly-bracelets asking when we can see them again. I was happy to tell him, “in a couple of weeks at the Waterpark!” For me it was a nice opportunity to be able to introduce my little darling to members of our law enforcement community. I was also pleased to learn that Target is a sponsor of the event and they provided the little packages of bracelets being given away. It’s always nice to know that one of “my favorite stores” supports the efforts of law enforcement!

  2. Uncle Tom
    July 24, 2013 at 11:13 am

    The entire article pretty much talks about what is being offered for the community. If that is not your cup of tea, then by all means don’t go.

    If you have kids, then it behooves you to bring them out, let them enjoy looking at all the vehicles and people. Perhaps doing so will open their eyes and show them that whatever negative perception you might have, maybe you are wrong, and there is some good out there. Unless you want your kids to remain ignorant and biased, then of course keep them home.

  3. sars
    July 23, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Why would i want to hang out w u cops

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