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July 23, 2010 > Milpitas Police invites residents to celebrate National Night Out

Milpitas Police invites residents to celebrate National Night Out

Submitted By Sgt. Daryl Sequeira, Milpitas PD

Milpitas Police Department encourages Milpitas residents to host or attend neighborhood parties on Thursday, August 5 to celebrate National Night Out, "America's Night Out Against Crime." National Night Out is an excellent way to build neighborhood unity and strengthen police-community partnerships. Citizens across the country will gather with their neighbors to take a stand against crime and drugs this year.

Over 15,000 communities and 36 million people are expected to participate in National Night Out activities across North America. The 27th Annual National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and locally co-sponsored by the Milpitas Police Department. Over the past ten years, Milpitas residents have used National Night Out as a tool to initiate local Neighborhood Watch groups or get reacquainted with their neighbors. Most gatherings are neighborhood potluck dinners or ice cream socials. Officers from the Milpitas Police Department will visit the individual gatherings, meet with residents, and distribute crime prevention information. Police stickers and police car tours are a favorite for the children attending the events.

Milpitas residents interested in hosting a National Night Out neighborhood party or to obtain information should contact Officer Gene Smith at (408) 586-2526 or Officer Kevin Jackson at (408) 586-2528 at the Milpitas Police Department's Community Relations Unit.

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