This year marks the 30th anniversary nationally, and the fourth for the city of Patterson.
From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, residents in neighborhoods across Patterson and the United States are being asked by leaders to turn on their outside lights, lock their doors and spend the evening outside with neighbors, police and emergency personnel.
“This is a night for America to stand together and promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity,” National Night Out Coordinator Matt Peskin said. “National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police and community partnerships with citizen involvement in our fight to build a safer nation.”
Neighborhoods hosting National Night Out festivities include Las Palmas Mobile Estates at 250 E. Las Palmas Ave. hosted by Councilman Dominic Farinha, Patterson Housing Authority, 506 Mayette St. with Silvia Rivera, Helping Others Sleep Tonight at 405 S. Fourth St. with Kirk Gross, Family Christian Center at 18 S. Sixth Street and Mayor Luis Molina’s House at 1233 Yellow Hammer Ave.
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for local anti-crime efforts, strengthen community and police partnerships and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Anyone who wishes to host a National Night Out event in their neighborhood can call Patterson Police Deputy Noel Vento at 892-5071.
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