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Neighbors Celebrate National Night Out With MBPD

Sep 12, 2014 01:55PM ● Published by DigMB Staff

Chief of Police Eve R. Irvine visits with youngsters during National Night Out.

Gallery: National Night Out 2014 with MBPD [4 Images] Click any image to expand.

Neighbors came together to support the “31st Annual National Night Out” crime and drug prevention event on Tuesday, August 5.

In Manhattan Beach, the nationwide event, which had nearly 38 million participants last year, partners the Manhattan Beach Police Department and its Neighborhood Watch program with participating residents.

For the evening, MBPD and Neighborhood Watch encourage residents to host block parties and social events for the purpose of strengthening neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. National Night Out is also designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness as well as generate participation in Neighborhood Watch.

MBPD has nearly 500 active Neighborhood Watch "blocks," groups of neighbors in a geographic area who work with MBPD to support their neighborhoods and keep them crime and drug free.

For National Night Out, nine Neighborhood Watch "blocks" held parties that were visited by Manhattan Beach police officers, staff and volunteers. As MBPD personnel attended each event, they talked about the city's “Lock It or Lose It” campaign and shares MBPD's newest communication tool, Nixle.

Neighborhood Watch is always looking for participants and volunteers. You can contact Neighborhood Watch at (310) 802-5183.

Chief & Kids = 300-500 block of 7th St

Chief visits with Residents at Senior Villas

Mary Hornickle =Residents in 1400 block of Pacific (please do not use names)

Megan Zimmer = Chief, Captain Hageman (left) and Lieutenant Eichenlaub visit with residents in 1600 block of 8th St (please do not use names of residents)

NNO Volunteers = Mary Taylor, Paul Curry & Millie Newton of Neighborhood Watch

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