(Victorville) – On Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm the Victorville Police Department will be hosting the 32nd Annual National Night Out (NNO), sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and Target Stores. The event will take place at Victorville City Hall, located at 14343 Civic Drive.
National Night Out is a crime and drug prevention program put on nationwide by law enforcement, incorporating the community Neighborhood Watch (NHW) groups and those interested in starting a Neighborhood Watch. National Night Out is designed to heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention, generate support and participation in local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and increase police-community partnerships, while sending a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
The event will feature representatives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue, Off Highway Vehicle teams, the Sheriff’s Rescue Dive team, the Victorville Fire Department, California Highway Patrol, Victorville Police Department, City of Victorville Public Works, Recreation, Environmental Programs, Animal Care and Control, the U.S. Army, Southwest Gas, High Desert Alarm, Victor Valley Animal Protective League, and the American Red Cross. There will be other local businesses with various safety information, tips, and products to offer.
Come on out and meet McGruff the Crime Dog, have the kids make crafts from the Home Depot workshop, play games and win prizes! Residents are invited to join us for some good food, music, shaved ice, as well as fun and fellowship with other residents in the community.
The focus is all about strengthening our City, one neighborhood at a time. Information will be available on how to start a Neighborhood Watch, Kid’s crosswalk safety, bicycle safety and fingerprinting. There will also be sign ups for the upcoming Victorville Community Cleanup and Adopt-A-Street Programs, plus a boxing demonstration by Victorville Police & Fire Activities League.
Please join us to make our neighborhoods safe and teach our children about keeping themselves safe. For more info on NNO, go to: http://www.nationaltownwatch.org/nno/index.html
For more information, please call the City of Victorville Community Services Department at (760) 955-3306.