A spokesperson for the Pleasanton Police Department has confirmed that officers are getting ready for the 2015 National Night Out.
The event will be held in more than 15,000 communities throughout the U.S. and national organizers estimate that more than 37 million people will participate.
The Aug. 4 event will mark National Night Out’s 32nd year, according to sources. The premise behind it is simple, to heighten drug and crime awareness, to generate support for anti crime activities and to strengthen ties between law enforcement and community members.
It’s also about letting criminals know that neighborhoods won’t stand for crime. Citizens are organizing and they are working to take back their streets.
According to a recent report by Independent News, the Pleasanton PD says the local event includes nearly 40 block parties, many of which include BBQ, games, live music, activities for children, bounce houses and other types of entertainment offerings. It’s very family friendly, they said, noting it is often one of the most entertaining and fun nights of the year.