National Night Out Against Crime is one of the best events in the city. It is a chance to meet your neighbors, local officials, law enforcement and fire personnel. Taking place on the first Tuesday in August, the city has won multiple awards over the years for it’s active participation. See below for more details and a list of event.
From the City of West Hollywood Web Site:
The “27th Annual National Night Out” (NNO), a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Last year’s National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In all, over 36 million people participated in National Night Out 2009.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to:
Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
In West Hollywood, eight Neighborhood Watch groups and the City’s Recreation Services Division will be participating in this year’s National Night Out Against Crime. Groups are planning a variety of events that include block parties with BBQ’s, live musical entertainment, dancing acts and more. Recreation Services is hosting a Movie Night in the Park featuring the film “Up”. Last year nearly 2,000 people participated in National Night Out, and there was tremendous support from local businesses that donated food and prizes for the event. The events receive strong support and attendance from City Council members, Public Safety Commissioners, Sheriff’s personnel, Fire personnel, and City staff.
As in the past, this year’s slogan is “Give Neighborhood Crime and Drugs a Going-Away Party”.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: Laura Manukian (323) 848-6831.