National Night Out 2014 Has Arrived!!!

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TONIGHT IS NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2014 ! – Turn on your porch lights from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM – Go outside and meet your neighbors !!

“A strong Neighborhood Watch in our community is the antidote for rising crime. ”
– SMPD Chief of Police Susan E. Manheimer

The City of San Mateo and the San Mateo Police Department invite you to participate in NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2014!

Tonight, the City of San Mateo, like many cities on the Peninsula, will be participating in National Night Out. Always the first Tuesday in August, this national campaign is designed to raise crime prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood unity and spirit, and develop partnerships between the City and the community.

Registered block parties throughout the City will receive visits from a variety of distinguished guests, including members of the San Mateo City Council, the San Mateo City Manager’s Office, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, and of course, everyone’s National Night Out VIP, McGruff the Crime Dog, as well as the SMPD Chief of Police and her Command Staff along with dozens of your local SMPD Police Officers and San Mateo Fire Department Officials.

This has also traditionally been an opportunity for Neighborhood Watch groups to get together and for those who do not have one in their area to start new Neighborhood Watch block. To learn more about Neighborhood Watch and National Night Out 2014, browse the Neighborhood Watch page on the SMPD website:

http://www.cityofsanmateo.org/index.aspx?NID=1781

City of San Mateo neighborhoods celebrating National Night Out continue to increase every year – this year again there are no less than 50 block parties Citywide. Many blocks annually register to participate in the event. Some blocks are have ice cream socials, some are have barbecues, and others are just having residents turn on their porch light between 6:30 and 9:00 PM. Each participating block decides how they want to gather together with their neighbors.

If your block is not currently part of Neighborhood Watch, this is a great opportunity to get your neighbors interested in joining this valuable crime prevention program. Remember: neighbors who know each other look out for each other!

Please help us make your neighborhood safer and take a stand against crime. Please report all criminal behavior, join a neighborhood watch program, and help anyone that might fall victim to a crime. If a Neighborhood Watch doesn’t exist on your block, you can start one with help from SMPD. For additional information about the City of San Mateo Neighborhood Watch Program, call SMPD Community Services at (650)522-7626 or visit our web http://www.cityofsanmateo.org

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