Neighborhoods readying for National Night Out
One of the best ways to help police in keeping crime down is to work together as a neighborhood, watching out for one another. The Town of Danville is working to foster those relationships by once again sponsoring the 27th Annual "National Night Out" program on Tuesday Aug. 3. Although it culminates on Aug. 3, National Night Out is a year-long community building campaign designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support and participation for local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and send a message to the criminal element that Danville is aware and organized.
Over the summer, neighborhood groups have met and organized block parties and other events for the National Night Out, with the idea that they would all get together as a neighborhood, meet one another and meet members of the law enforcement community who will be out and about on Aug. 3. Danville Police Officers, Community Services Officers, Police Volunteers and others will visit the block parties. They will have information material, identification kits and goodie bags. They'll also be available to answer questions and begin dialogues aimed at helping residents get to know how to make their neighborhoods as safe as possible.
There is still plenty of time to be a part of National Night Out 2010. Those wishing to register block parties can do so by filling out a form on the Town's website www.danville.ca.gov or by contacting Community Services Officer Ashley Nichelman at 314-3707 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .