Danville and San Ramon residents are set to join neighbors and local police to participate in the 31st annual National Night Out on Tuesday (Aug. 5).
National Night Out is an evening designed to heighten crime- and drug-awareness, generate community support and participation in Neighborhood Watch programs, and strengthen police and community relations.
Between 5:30-9 p.m. in San Ramon and 6-9 p.m. in Danville, residents are encouraged to lock their doors, step outside, and spend the evening outdoors on their porches and lawns with neighbors and police officers.
"Over the years, National Night Out has strengthened neighborhood spirit and the police department's partnership with the community," said Danville police chief Steve Simpkins. "Events like this let the bad guys know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back."
More than 15,000 communities worldwide will be joining forces Tuesday to celebrate "America's Night Out Against Crime," according to the National Association of Town Watch (NATW).
Several neighborhood watch groups are coordinating potlucks, block parties, ice cream socials and other special events for the night.
Danville and San Ramon police will be out visiting neighborhoods and block parties in their respective communities.
For additional information, visit the NATW website.