News release - 7/28/2014
Published 7/28/2014 (all press releases for this day)
OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT
DETAILS: The Oxnard Police and Fire Departments and residents are partnering to bring a series of National Night Out (NNO) events to Oxnard, next Tuesday, August 5, 2014.
Last year, the event in Oxnard was hosted by the Via Marina Neighborhood, in a main-attraction citywide gathering. “This year, our staff wanted to build on the success of this National event and work in partnership with community members in each District and see this event grow” said Oxnard Police Chief Jeri Williams.
National Night Out is designed to: (1) heighten crime prevention awareness, (2) generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs, (3) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and (4) send a message to criminals letting them know that community members are organized, vigilant, and fighting back.
“We have challenged ourselves to engage a growing number of community members and neighborhoods as partners in public safety, this year. National Night Out furthers our efforts to bring neighbors together to strengthen our partnerships in making our city a place that we are all proud to live in,” said Miguel Lopez, Oxnard Police Community Affairs Manager.
“Last year, I made a promise that we would expand and grow this program and event across the City of Oxnard. I am proud that we are delivering that with events in every corner of the city. Again, a win-win for our Department, our community-based policing strategy, and the neighborhoods and community we serve,” said Police Chief Williams.
Along with traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most cities and towns celebrate National Night Out with a variety of special citywide and neighborhood events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals. Visits from local officials and law enforcement, safety fairs, and youth events.
This event will bring the District Teams who patrol and serve each District who focus on crime, traffic safety, and quality of life issues at the neighborhood level. Also accompanying the District Team will be units from the Police Department to meet with local residents and provide crime-prevention information—a great opportunity for neighbors to meet one another and the officers assigned to each District. Also participating in the event is the Oxnard Fire Department who will be joining us with fire and other public safety information.
“National night out is a great opportunity for Oxnard Fire to partner with our Police Department in supporting crime reduction efforts but also in getting the message out pertaining to community risk reduction and fire prevention strategies”, said Fire Chief James Williams.
“This is a good night to go out and get to know your neighbors, and help build a safer and stronger community. It further highlights the importance of police-community partnerships and community involvement and engagement in our fight for a safer community,” said Police Chief Williams.
NNO is a national effort of cities, law enforcement agencies, crime prevention organizations, community groups and neighborhoods.
If you have any questions regarding National Night Out events in Oxnard, please contact Oxnard Police Community Affairs Manager Miguel Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DATE PREPARED: July 28, 2014
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