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Posted on: July 31, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Monterey Park to Join Cities Nationwide for “America’s Night Out Against Crime” on August 5

Residents in neighborhoods throughout Monterey Park and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on their outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police.

On Tuesday, August 5, neighborhoods throughout the City of Monterey Park are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “31st Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime prevention event…

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
6-8 p.m.
Monterey Park City Hall, 320 W. Newmark Avenue
Cost: Free.

The public is invited to spend an evening with the police department, including educational activities, displays from the Special Response Team, K9 Unit, Community Relations Bureau, Animal Control and members of the Monterey Park Fire Department and Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.).

Bicyclists are encouraged to bring their bicycles with Bike SGV on hand to assist with free bicycle repairs, safety and services.

Refreshments such as hot dogs, chips, soda and more will be served courtesy of Farmers Insurance Group.

National Night Out is designed to: (1) Increase crime prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for- and relationships in- local anti-crime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals by letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

National Night Out, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the Monterey Park Police Department, will involve over 10,000 communities from all 50 states, United States territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. In all, over 34 million people are expected to participate in “America’s Night Out Against Crime” on August 5.

For more information, contact Monterey Park Police Department’s Community Relations Bureau at 626-307-1215.

Media Contact
Sergeant John Martindale, Monterey Park Police Department

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