cm_nationnight3The City of Carlsbad Police Department, in collaboration with the community of Carlsbad, participated in the 33rd Annual National Night Out in early August. Since 1984, National Night Out has highlighted community involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, and neighborhood camaraderie. Each year community members are encouraged to plan and register an outside neighborhood gathering such as a block party or barbecue. The Police Department, Fire Department, and the Housing and Neighborhood Services Department are out and about during the evening and visit registered gatherings.

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There were 18 neighborhood gatherings throughout Carlsbad this year, joining 38 million people from over 16,000 communities in all 50 states. It was an exceptional showing of community spirit and collaboration. National Night Out seeks to send a message that the City of Carlsbad is a strong and organized team that is actively working to prevent crime and build relationships. Learn more at www.natw.org.