On August 5th,  from 6 – 10pm, Sacramento will join thousands of communities across the nation for the “31st Annual National Night Out”. National Night Out is an event aimed to prevent drugs use and crime activity within cities and their neighborhoods.

The program is designed to make people aware of crime and drug prevention programs, generate support for local programs, strengthen neighborhood bonds between residents and police officers, while sending a message to criminals showing that residents are willing to unite and fight back.

“National Night Out today is a really big event here in Sacramento, it’s a night for neighbors to connect with neighbors, and celebrate with block parties, public art, and activities throughout our great city,” says Jena Swafford, Communications officer for the Sacramento Police Department.  “Sacramento Police Chief Sam Somers Jr. along with many members of the Sacramento Police Department will spend the evening stopping by various neighborhoods in Sacramento to connect with neighbors, show our support, and thank our community members for partnering with us to help “Make Sacramento the Safest Big City in California”.

Many neighborhoods will host events like block parties, cookouts, ice cream socials and bike rodeos in honor of this important event.

For more pictures and general information visit National Night Out’s Facebook page.

If you’d like to participate in this event contact Jeannette Bonner or Barbara Falcon by July 30th :

Jeannette Bonner

Sacramento Police Department
3550 Marysville Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95838
FAX: (916) 808-6467 – jbonner@pd.cityofsacramento.org

or Barbara Falcon, mfalcon@pd.cityofsacramento.org

Residents can apply to have their streets blocked off for a block-party. The application can be found here.

Questions about closures go to Special Events Services at 808-7888.