By: Nicole Acker
The time of year has arrived to start planning for National Night Out
and the police department is looking forward to helping neighbors organize their community events. This year’s event is Tuesday, Aug. 1, between 6-9 p.m. National Night Out is a nationwide
, community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and crime prevention. It enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.
National Night Out
is an opportunity to enjoy an evening of socializing, meeting and greeting your neighbors, police and City staff. This year will be similar to the last five years, where several neighborhoods will be hosting outdoor gatherings with block parties throughout Menlo Park. It is a great way to get out in the community, get to know your neighbors, increase crime prevention while enjoying a Menlo Park summer evening surrounded by friends and family.
The City of Menlo Park will be waiving the fee for a street closure if you host a National Night Out
event. There are also many great give-away items for block parties that register with the Menlo Park Police Department early. Contact Community Service Officer Gonee Sepulveda
for more information on how to participate or host a block party. You can register
your block party directly through this link