August 1, 2017 > National Night Out is coming to Milpitas
National Night Out is coming to Milpitas
Members of the Milpitas Police Department along with a host of community groups are busily preparing for National Night Out neighborhood parties and events throughout the city.
Held each year in August, the National Night Out campaign is an effort designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit and community partnerships with police. The nationwide program was founded in 1972 and today involves more than 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In Milpitas, the event will take place on Thursday, Aug. 3.
The typical way for people to participate in National Night Out is to organize a block or neighborhood party where neighbors can get to know each other better and build a community bond which sends a strong message to criminals that the community members are looking out for each other and reporting suspicious activity in their neighborhood. Milpitas residents have used the occasion as a tool to initiate local Neighborhood Watch Groups. Individuals also can also participate by leaving their porch light on supporting the stand against criminal activity.
In Milpitas, police officers will make visits to the parties and neighborhood get-togethers where they will network with residents, distribute crime prevention materials and answer community safety questions. The best time for parties is 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Milpitas residents who would like to host a party, or to make sure police know about a party already planned, should contact Officer John Muok at (408) 586-2526 or send him an email at email@example.com.
National Night Out
Thursday, Aug. 3
6 p.m. -- 9 p.m.
Events in neighborhoods throughout the City of Milpitas
John Muok, (408) 586-2526 or firstname.lastname@example.org.