From the San Leandro Police Department -
National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities. In all, it is estimated that in 2011 over 37 million people participated in “American’s Night Out Against Crime.”
NNO is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
generate support for, and participation in, Neighborhood Watch Programs and other anti-crime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and Police/Community relations and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are fighting back against crime.
The National Association of Town Watch was established in 1981 as a nonprofit, crime prevention organization. The first National Night Out was introduced in 1984.
San Leandro has a long history of participating in National Night Out. For more than 20 years members of the San Leandro Police Department have been visiting neighborhood activities throughout the City. We would like to encourage members of the community to participate in the 2012 National Night Out.
If your homeowner association or neighborhood is planning something special on August 7, members of the Police Department would like to stop by to introduce themselves between the hours of 6:30 and 9:00 p.m. Please contact the Administrative Services Division at 510-577-3248.