Huntington Beach First Night Out


National Night Out – First Tuesday in August. August 5, 2014

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National Night Out - Huntington Beach



The three things criminals hate most are lights, sounds, and crowds. On National Night Out, we want you to gather your neighbors and friends, turn on your porch lights, and step outside. This will create the three elements criminals hate most and send a clear message that they should avoid operating on your street.

On National Night Out people nationwide will join together with neighbors, friends, businesses, and police to send a signal to criminals that we will not tolerate crime in our communities.

National Night Out is a central point of focus for our community to rally together to fight crime. It is also an essential component to our Neighborhood Watch Program creating an opportunity within a neighborhood to celebrate and come together. National Night Out is a demonstration of the positive value of a strong community and police partnership based on a mutual concern for the safety of our neighborhoods. With each porch light that is left on, and each streetlight that illuminates a neighborhood, a beacon of hope is sent to good, honest citizens and a strong message sent to perpetrators that crime will not be tolerated.

There are many activities you can do with your neighbors to show unity, share crime prevention tips, and help keep criminals out of our backyard. Here are just a few suggestions:

  1. • Host a Neighborhood Watch Block Meeting
  2. • Have a Block cookout with games, etc.
  3. • Have programs and crafts for children to do with a crime prevention theme.
  4. • Sit outside with your neighbors – make plans and set goals to improve your neighborhood. Focus on one project you can work on as a neighborhood over the next 6 months or year.
  5. • Conduct a disaster preparedness drill, and be sure everyone has a 3 to 5 day survival kits.
  6. • Host a Crime Prevention art contest, 1 entry per household, and display them in front of your home.

Remember to turn on your porch lights (between 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.), lock your doors and windows, and step outside to talk with your neighbors and friends. Working together we can send a message to criminals that they are NOT welcome in Huntington Beach.




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