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News Release

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Media Relations

23rd Annual National Night Out

Los Angeles: Los Angeles City Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the Los Angeles Police Department present the 23rd Annual National Night Out.

National Night Out is an annual and national event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the Los Angeles Police Department and several nation-wide law enforcement agencies. This year's National Night Out will be held on Tuesday, August 1, 2006, between 3:30 PM and 10:00 PM.

All Los Angeles Police Department Community Police Stations and communities throughout the City will be participating in National Night Out to voice support for safer neighborhoods and to speak out in opposition of criminal activity. Some National Night Out events include cook-outs, block parties, candlelight vigils, peace marches, porch lighting vigils, open houses, street fairs, neighborhood clean ups and community meetings. Various events will be held at each of our 19 Community Police Stations.

The ultimate goal of this event is to bring law enforcement and the communities together to provide a crime free environment throughout the City. Please check with your local Community Police Station for upcoming National Night Out events.

For further information regarding National Night Out, contact Lieutenant Fred Booker, LAPD Community Relations Section, at 213-485-4102.