The Novato Police Department is participating in National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2, by setting up a community safety booth in front of the Target store at Vintage Oaks shopping center between 4:30 and 8 p.m.
This community event promotes personal safety for children by providing child fingerprinting, bicycle safety presentations and bicycle and helmet inspections. Kids can even trade in an old helmet for a new one (while supplies last).
The event is supported by an ongoing grant from the State of California Office of Traffic Safety and a generous community grant of $1,500 from the Target Corporation.
National Night Out is a Crime Prevention Campaign that involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities across the United States. In all, over 37 million people participated in National Night Out in 2010.
National Night Out is designed to:
- Heighten Crime and Drug Prevention Awareness
- Generate support for, and participation in local anti-crime programs
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships
Send a message to criminals by letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.