Culver City Edition

Culver City to observe National Night Out

CULVER CITY — The city will observe National Night Out Against Crime with a free program from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 4 at Lindberg Park, 5041 Rhoda Way, a city spokesperson said.

The program, conducted by a police-community partnership, will feature food, beverages and activities.

There will be public safety displays by police and the California Highway Patrol along with private businesses, a demonstration by the Culver City K-9 unit and crime prevention materials.

“National Night Out is a yearly event where neighbors connect with one another and give crime and drugs a going-away party,” police Lt. Sam Agaiby said.

Sponsors are the Culver City Rotary Club, Target stores, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Costco wholesale stores.

National Night Out is a nationwide campaign that involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from more than 15,000 communities across the country.

It was started in 1984 by the National Association of Town Watch, the nation’s premiere nonprofit crime prevention organization dedicated to the development and promotion of crime prevention in communities across the nation.

The association is a network of law enforcement agencies, neighborhood watch groups, civic groups, state and regional crime prevention associations and concerned citizens.

National Night Out is a community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, better places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Neighborhoods across the nation host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other various community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel and exhibits.

Information: Agaiby at (310) 253-6251 or email to soama.agaiby@Culvercity.org.