From 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, residents in local neighborhoods and across the nation are being asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors in a take-back-the-streets show of community pride.
National Night Out is designed to heighten awareness on crime and drug prevention, generate support and participation in local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send the message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
National Night Out 2015 will involve more than 10,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases around the world, according to organizers. The event is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Lancaster Sheriff Station events planned for National Night Out
Lake Los Angeles
Lancaster Sheriff Station will host an Open House from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lake Los Angeles Sub-Station, located at 40235 170th Street East in Lake Los Angeles.
Community members will be able to visit and talk to the community relations staff about the latest crime trends and statistics. Local residents can also learn strategies to address crime in the area.
For more information, contact Sergeant Theresa Dawson at 661-948-8466 or Deputy John White at 661-264-4695.
From 6 to 8 p.m., Lancaster Sheriff Station will conduct a re-dedication of the Antelope Acres Community Center, located at 8812 West Avenue E-8 (behind the Fire Station). County officials, business and community leaders will attend the public event. The Sheriff’s Department will also discuss crime prevention and community relations efforts that will be an integral part of the center. Light refreshments will be available, as well as giveaways. For more information, contact Sergeant Theresa Dawson at 661-948-8466.
For a full list of this year’s National Night Out events involving the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, click here. For more information on National Night Out, visit http://www.nationalnightout.org/.