Tri-Valley residents and their police departments will come together next Tuesday toward the goal of improving relations within the community and supporting crime prevention.
National Night Out is held every year on the first Tuesday of August and has been a tradition many communities participate in annually. In the Tri-Valley area, there will be neighborhood barbecues, potlucks, block parties, activities for adults and children, and visits from local fire and police officials.
"It allows the community to come together to discuss current crime trends that may be occurring in their neighborhood or city," Pleasanton Police Officer Ryan Tujague told Livermore Vine. "We have an amazing community. Some community members have live music, jumpy houses, balloon or egg toss, water guns, talent shows, etc."
National Night Out is meant to raise awareness about anti-crime efforts, neighborhood watch groups and drug prevention programs. It also aims to help promote partnerships between residents and local law enforcement.
The Pleasanton Police Department is inviting the community and neighborhoods to celebrate National Night Out to get to know their local police, fire department and community members.
Pleasanton has done National Night for over 20 years and includes 40 block parties each year. Each block party will have their own activities and entertainment for both adults and children. For questions about the 2023 event, contact crime prevention at 925-931-5100 or email@example.com.
"National Night Out is an opportunity for the community to come together, meet their neighbors and connect with Livermore Police as well as representatives from the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department, CHP Dublin, Alameda County Sheriff's Office, Livermore Area Parks and Recreation District, and East Bay Parks Regional Police Department. It promotes partnerships and it's an annual event that our department looks forward to every year," said Azenith Smith, media and community relations analyst for the Livermore Police Department.
Last year's National Night Out event in Livermore included over 50 block parties with many having bounce houses, potlucks, food trucks and games for children.
National Night Out will be celebrated this year in Livermore on Tuesday (Aug. 1) from 5-8 p.m. For more information, contact Livermore PD's Crime Prevention Unit at CrimePrevention@LivermoreCA.gov.
Dublin will also be joining the Tri-Valley celebration of National Night Out on Tuesday.
Those who registered will be visited by Dublin Police, Alameda County Fire, and/or Dublin City officials. For more information, contact Dublin Police Crime Prevention Unit at 925-833-6677 or 925-833-6686.
Danville will be participating in its 40th National Night Out event on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m.
"National Night Out brings neighbors together and encourages community partnerships with law enforcement. Over the years, Danville neighborhoods have celebrated with various block parties, cookouts, and other community events for all ages," said Lindsay Ortiz, community services and crime prevention coordinator for the Danville Police Department.
For more information about this year's festivities, contact Ortiz at 925-314-3717.
San Ramon will be joining the nationwide National Night Out in supporting crime and drug prevention. The event will take place from 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday.
To learn more about plans underway in San Ramon, contact Theresa Sanchez at 925-973-2740 or firstname.lastname@example.org.