National Night Out, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, is observed in more than 15,000 communities in the nation. The event is designed to heighten crime- and drug-prevention awareness; generate support for and participation in local anticrime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
On Aug. 7, Oakley residents are invited to attend the city’s inaugural National Night Out event at 5 p.m. in Oakley Civic Center Plaza, 3231 Main St. The event will educate the public about National Night Out and encourage residents to plan a National Night Out event in their own neighborhoods in 2013.
The event features a variety of activities including child fingerprinting, K-9 demos, games and jump houses. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be available for sale. Also on site will be representatives of the Oakley Police Department, Community Emergency Response Teams, the American Red Cross and Contra Costa Search and Rescue. For more information, call the City of Oakley Recreation Division at 925-625-7041.