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Manhattan Beach to Participate in 'National Night Out'

Aug 03, 2015 02:36PM ● By Jeanne Fratello
A night of community togetherness - and safety - is the goal of the National Night Out event to be held on August 4 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. The "Night Out Against Crime" is cosponsored by the Manhattan Beach Police Department and the Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Watch

On Tuesday night, residents are urged to turn on porch lights and step out of their homes and greet their neighbors.

According to Stephanie Martin, community affairs officer for the Manhattan Beach Police Department, there are 14 Manhattan Beach neighborhoods that will be hosting parties, potlucks, ice cream socials, and more.

Additionally, the Manhattan Beach Library will have a booth on the library lawn from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with safety handouts and activities and prizes for kids.

"The Chief of Police, along with other department personnel, will be out and about visiting the celebrations," added Martin.

Manhattan Beach is strongly committed to its neighborhood watch program. More than 400 residents participate as Neighborhood Watch Block Captains in the city of Manhattan Beach.

The National Night Out organization aims to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.

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