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Modesto Police Department News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Heather Graves, 209-572-9636
Release Date: Friday, August 2, 2013, 12:00:00 AM

Celebrate National Night Out!


Release Date: August 2, 2013 

Modesto Police Department

Media Relations

Office of the Chief of Police

600 10th Street, Modesto, Ca. 95354

Author: Heather Graves


Celebrate National Night Out!


Modesto, CA- Celebrate National Night Out this year and show unity in your neighborhood and pride in your community! 


National Night Out is an annual event designed to strengthen our neighborhoods through police-community partnerships.  The goal is to heighten crime and drug awareness, build support and participation in local anti-crime programs, and most importantly, send a message to criminals that our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.  It’s also the perfect opportunity to get to know your neighbors better.


Each year the City of Modesto takes an active part in helping communities come together by encouraging residents to host neighborhood block parties.  This year, National Night Out 2013 will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 6 from 6-9 p.m.  Over 110 neighborhood block parties are being planned to participate in this important community event.


Many neighborhoods in Modesto will be hosting a variety of special events like barbeques, potlucks, cookouts, ice cream socials, and games and music.  Local government leaders and public safety officials will be traveling to various block parties to get to know the communities and neighborhoods they serve and protect.


For more information, visit www.modestopolice.comand click on the National Night Out logo.  You can also contact Crime Prevention Officers Heather Graves at (209) 572-9636 or Christy Beffa at (209) 572-9639.