City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
Fax : (916) 808-0818
www.sacpd.org

MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20110726-121
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

National Night Out 2011

On Tuesday, August 2, 2011, residents throughout Sacramento will join neighborhoods across the nation to celebrate the 28th Annual National Night Out.

Over 50 neighborhoods throughout the City of Sacramento are planning events such as block parties, BBQs, ice cream socials, flashlight parades, and other social activities.  These events allow neighbors to get to know one another, so that together, they can fight to keep crime out of their neighborhoods.  The Mayor, Police Chief, Sacramento Police Officers, and other City representatives, will be out visiting these neighborhood celebrations as a show of support for their efforts.

National Night Out is an event designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime fighting efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships; and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and illegal activity will not be tolerated. To sign your neighborhood up for National Night Out go to http://www.sacpd.org/pdf/events/2011_nno.pdf or www.sacpd.org and click on "National Night Out."

The Sacramento Police Department is solving crimes and arresting criminals based on the active participation of neighbors.  We encourage neighbors to get to know one other, call in suspicious subjects and/or activity, and stay informed on what is happening in your community.  To keep informed on criminal activity in your neighborhood the Sacramento Police Department offers the following:

  • Go to www.sacpd.org and sign up for email notifications of helicopter or daily activity
  • Go to www.crimereports.com for map of crimes in your neighborhood
  • Visit Sacramento Police Department's Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube by going to www.sacpd.org and clicking on the icons on the bottom right of the homepage

Sacramento Police Media Relations · (916) 808-0808 · spdpio@pd.cityofsacramento.org

The Mission of the Sacramento Police Department is to work in partnership with the Community to
protect life and property, solve neighborhood problems, and enhance the quality of life in our City.