Thursday, July 24, 2008

National Night Out - Tuesday August 5th 7-9pm

The Jack London District Crime Prevention Council (JLDCPC) invites you to attend a National Night Out event on the evening of Tuesday, August 5th. The event will be held from 7:00 – 9:00 pm on Harrison Street between 2nd and 3rd.

Our event this year will feature a community potluck and will be a great way for you to get out into the neighborhood and meet other people who live and work in the Jack London District. We will have activity packets available for children and friendly dogs are welcome. We also expect representatives from the City of Oakland, Oakland Police, and Oakland Fire departments to attend. Please bring a food or drink item to share. You won’t want to miss this event!

What is National Night Out?

National Night Out, ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime,’ was first introduced by National Association of Town Watch in 1984. Over the last 25 years, it has grown to now include events that involve 34 million people in over 10,000 communities across the United States. Oakland will have over 40 NNO events this year.

NATW Executive Director Matt A. Peskin explains NNO this way: “It’s a wonderful opportunity for communities nationwide to promote police community partnerships, crime prevention, and neighborhood camaraderie. While the one night is certainly not an answer to crime, drugs and violence, National Night Out does represent the kind of spirit, energy and determination that is helping to make many neighborhoods safer places throughout the year. It’s a night to celebrate safety and crime prevention successes - and to expand and strengthen programs for the next 364 days.”

If you would like to know more about our National Night Out event, please email or call Bill Dailey at 510-289-8956.