Carlsbad CA– On Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, Carlsbad Police will be participating in “National Night Out.” The Police Department is inviting community members to participate in National Night out by planning an outside neighborhood gathering like a block party, barbecue or potluck between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
To participate in National Night Out, register your outside neighborhood gathering with the Police Department by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and members of the Police Department will visit your gathering sometime between 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
The purpose of National Night Out, which is organized in conjunction with various police organizations nationwide, is to inform the public about various police and community programs. Drug prevention initiatives, town watch organizations, or even tips on how to burglar proof your home, are only a few of the educational highlights of a typical National Night Out gathering.
Since National Night Out always occurs on the first Tuesday in August, watch for this year’s 31st annual gathering and festivities to be scheduled for Tuesday, August 5, 2014 in neighborhood communities from coast to coast.
The first National Night Outs were fairly simple. In most communities, it amounted largely to lights on vigils and some basic information being delivered to the community. The event was quite popular however, drawing out two and one half million participants in both Canada and the United States.
Today, National Night Out draws in over 37 million people from over ten thousand different communities across North America, and the event has changed in other ways, too.The focus of National Night Out is on bringing neighbors and communities together, with festivals, block parties, cookouts, parades, and various other similar events as common ways for communities to come together on National Night Out.