Police officers don’t fight crime alone; they need help from their communities.
That’s partly why National Night Out is such a big deal to police agencies. The annual event is billed as an opportunity for officers and residents to build better relationships and bolster crime and drug prevention programs — together.
Law enforcement agencies across San Diego County will be celebrating the event with a variety of activities including car shows, food trucks, dance parties, demonstrations from police canine units, meet-and-greets with SWAT officers and activities for children.
Neighborhood Watch programs, school groups, disaster preparation teams and a variety of businesses and service clubs also will be in attendance.
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting about a dozen events across the county. Details about each gathering have been posted to the department’s website at sdsheriff.net.
National City, Chula Vista, Oceanside and Escondido also planned get-togethers. La Mesa, Carlsbad and El Cajon police officials said they plan to send officers to a variety of events hosted by neighborhood groups.
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