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.)