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August 21, 2012 > National Night Out 2012

National Night Out 2012

Submitted By Officer W. Qureshi, Milpitas PD

The Milpitas Police Department wishes to acknowledge Milpitas residents for their participation in the 29th National Night Out, "America's night out against crime," on Thursday, August 9th, 2012. National Night Out is a central point of focus for our community to rally together to fight crime and allows our entire community to showcase community pride and spirit.

Approximately 1,438 members of the Milpitas community participated in National Night Out 2012. Officers from the Milpitas Police Department visited the individual gatherings, met with residents, and distributed crime prevention information. Police stickers, McGruff the Crime Dog and police car tours were favorite activities for the children who attended the events.

National Night Out has again proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnership in our fight for a safer city and nation. With the support of our City Council and City Manager, this event has been another successful collaboration between the community, the City of Milpitas, the Community Advisory Commission and the Milpitas Police Department in promoting cooperation in the battle against crime. Each year a significant number of National Night Out events mark the beginning of new neighborhood watch groups. Your participation benefits your community and extends well beyond this one night.

The Milpitas Police Department encourages residents to stay involved in crime prevention and community awareness by participating in the Milpitas Neighborhood Watch Program. Milpitas residents interested in Neighborhood Watch should contact Officer Waqar Qureshi at (408) 586-2529 (email:wqureshi@ci.milpitas.ca.gov).

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