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News Release

Wednesday, July 31, 2002

Media Relations

Los Angeles Neighborhoods Unite Nationally for Crime Free Communities


The National Celebration, "National Night Out" to Unite America’s Neighborhoods

Tuesday, August 6, 2002
Between Hours of 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

See Attached Schedule for Specific Neighborhood Events

Los Angeles: The ultimate goal of National Night Out is focusing on uniting neighborhoods and working together with local law enforcement agencies to improve their quality of life. Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and local law enforcement agencies, National Night Out is a collaborated effort to achieve a society free from the incidence and fear of crime.

Los Angeles Police Department Area Community Police Stations, and their communities, will be participating in National Night Out to voice support for safer neighborhoods and to speak out in opposition of criminal activity. Some events may include cook-outs, block parties, residents in a specific reporting district turning their porch lights on (a blue light represents support for law enforcement), or open houses at Community Area Stations.

For further information, contact Sergeant John Amendola, Los Angeles Police Department, Community Relations Section, Crime Prevention Unit at 213-485-3134.

This press release was prepared by Officer Jack Richter, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.