National Night Out is an annual, nationwide community-building campaign that promotes public safety-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer places to live.
Each year on the first Tuesday in August, which falls on the third this year, communities across the country join their local law enforcement agencies to host local neighborhood and community events which aim to generate support for law enforcement and build neighborhood spirit, while heightening crime awareness prevention efforts.
According the National Association of Town Watch, which organizes National Night Out, more than 38 million people in 16,000 communities across all fifty states have participated in these events.
In California, 377 cities are participating in this years’ events, including Cupertino and surrounding cities of San Jose, Mountain View, Los Altos, Santa Clara as well as Santa Clara County.
Here are the details on a few of the local events:
In San Jose, Seven Trees community center is hosting a resource fair and movie night in honor of National Night Out. There will be food, fun and special prizes with Monsters University as the movie on deck.
Also in San Jose, the Downtown Residents Association is hosting its annual National Night Out event in St. James Park with featured speakers from local agencies and elected officials, food, ice cream and San Jose Jazz headlining the event.
In Mountain View, the Recreation Division, Police Department and Fire Department are hosting community members for free lunch, ice cream, games, chalk art and more.
To see more information about National Night Out events in your part of the West Valley, contact your city government, visit your local law enforcement agency website, or click on your city below.