A Recap of the National Night Out's 30th Anniversary

Hundreds of communities all over California gathered Tuesday to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of National Night Out. National Night Out-

(Photo: Captain Toribio, Oakland PD)

“America’s Night Out Against Crime” began in 1984 in an effort to  promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.National Night Out is held annually nationwide on the first Tuesday in August. The first National Night Out took place on Tuesday August 7, 1984 with over 2.5 million Americans participating in over 400 communities and 23 states. National Night Out now involves over 37 million people and 15,000 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.

Cal Chiefs received several photos and stories from agencies all over CA, regarding their communities National Night Out. So, we decided why not feature them all on our blog! Take a moment enjoy the stories and photos.  A hughe thank you to all of the agencies who sent in their photos! A full album of photos can be found here

(Anaheim PD: Block Captain of the Year Pamela Renck seen holding award with Left to RT APDs Nancy Loewe, Lieutenant Sharon Pietrok, Pamela Renck and Crime Prevention Specialist Susie Schmi) 

(Benicia PD: NNO Block Party) 

(Carlsbad PD: Chief Morrison chats with the great kids at Laurel Tree.)

(Claremont PD:Explores helping us LIGHT up Claremont)

(Covina PD: Chief Raney and Miss Covina make their rounds to several NNO block parties)

(Daly City PD: Gave K9 demonstrations during their mulit-agency collaboration event)

(Fort Bragg PD: Officer Guydan scored the highest points for the evening in the bean bag toss)

(Irvine PD: Stickers are everyone's favorite! Photo Credit: Andrew Zelinko)

(Kensignton PD: Block party in Los Altos)
(La Mesa PD: Chief Ed Aceves and Congresswoman Susan Davis (53rd District) at a National Night Out neighborhood event in the City of La Mesa.)

(Lake Shastina DPS:  A beautiful 75 degree evening here in Lake Shastina as we hosted our first ever National Night Out Event. We are a rural mountain community so block parties are difficult. We did however use our beautiful Hoy Park below the majestic Mount Shasta to roast a pig and have a variety of attractions for community members to enjoy. It was a great turn out and our Sheriff Jon Lopey joined us and agreed to make it a county wide event in partnership with Lake Shastina next year for all of Siskiyou county to celebrate. 

(Lompoc PD: All waves for their NNO block party)
(Marina PD: All smiles)

(Morro Bay PD: Commander and Volunteers Prepping Burgers)

(Newport Beach PD: A Police Volunteer taught kids about calling 9-1-1 in an emergency)

(Novato PD: Fire and Police collaboration for NNO)

(Pacifica PD: Chief Jim Tasa presenting local business owner of Good Fellows Pizza, Park Mall Shopping Center with Certificate of Support for NNO.  Also includes Eddie the Eagle and McGruff mascots.

(Port Hueneme PD: NNO 2013)

(Redwood City PD: visited several different NNO block parties)
(Rialto PD: Cops servin' up grub to folks at NNO)

(Rocklin PD: Chief Lawrence visiting one of the many NNO events)

San Mateo PD: MCGruff with the next generation of Neighborhood Watch

(Selma PD: These pictures depict a NNO event held at Berry Park in Selma, CA.  Over 500 people participated with about a dozen police officers, firefighters and city officials)

(Simi Valley PD: Future officers in the making)
(Torrance PD: Lt Hector Bermudez at Walterias Neighborhood Watch block party)
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