Ontario’s Mayor and City Council are proud to announce this year’s National Night Out event scheduled for Tuesday, August 6. The theme for this year’s event is “Give Neighborhood Crime & Drugs a Going Away Party” and will celebrate our city’s historic commitment to maintaining a high level of public safety and quality of life for our communities.
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, enhance participation in local anticrime efforts, and strengthen our community’s partnerships with law enforcement. Last year, over 16,000 Ontario residents from more than 200 neighborhoods participated in the event, which helped us earn 4th place in the nation for cities our size.
We invite Ontario residents to join us in making this year’s celebration our largest ever. Areas throughout the city will be hosting special events such as block parties, flashlight walks, youth activities and anti-crime rallies. Several of these events will be highlighted with visits from various police, fire, city and other agency representatives. Visit the Ontario Police Department web page to view additional National Night Out ideas and guidelines.
The block parties can be coordinated through neighborhood watch groups, community organizations or businesses seeking a unique outreach project. Residents with an existing neighborhood watch group should contact their block captains for planning information. Contact the Ontario Police Department Crime Prevention Unit at 395-2093 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.