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July 3, 2018 > Neighborhood crime awareness starts with a night out

Neighborhood crime awareness starts with a night out

Submitted By Milpitas PD

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.

Now in its 35 years, the nationwide National Night Out 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, this year?s event is planned for Thursday, Aug. 9.

Often dubbed ?America?s Night Out Against Crime,? National Night Out provides the opportunity for neighbors to gather in neighborhood block parties to get to know each other better and sends a strong message to criminals that community members will look out for each other by reporting suspicious activity in their neighborhood. Residents show their support by leaving their front porch light on from 7 to 10 p.m.

During this year?s event officers from the Milpitas Police Department will visit local gatherings between 6 and 9 p.m. to meet with the residents, distribute crime prevention material and answer question about local crime and safety.

Milpitas residents that would like to host a National Night Out neighborhood party or learn details about the program, should send an email to Officer John Muok at or call (408) 586-2526.

National Night Out
Thursday, Aug. 9
6 p.m. ? 9 p.m.
Various neighborhoods
Contact: John Muok
(408) 586-2526 or

Numerous other cities in the area are also planning National Night Out events:

? Fremont
Tuesday, Aug 7
7 p.m. ? 9 p.m.
Various neighborhoods
(510) 494-4561
(510) 790-6740

? Newark
Tuesday, Aug 7
6 p.m. ? 9 p.m.
Various neighborhoods
Details: Tim Jones, (510) 578-4209 or

? Hayward
Tuesday, Aug. 7
6 p.m. ? 9 p.m.
Various neighborhoods

? San Leandro
Tuesday, Aug. 7
6 p.m. ? 9 p.m.
Various neighborhoods
(510) 577-3228

? Union City
Tuesday, Aug. 7
5:30 p.m. ? 7 p.m.
Accinelli Park, 33104 Navarro Dr.
Kennedy Park, 1333 Decoto Rd.
Town Estates, End of Douglas St.
Veterans Memorial Park, 4525 Dyer St.
Details: Crystal Raine, (510) 675-5284 or

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