To help promote police-community partnerships in Morro Bay, community members there are to gather Tuesday for the 30th annual National Night Out crime-prevention event.
The open house scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. at the Morro Bay Police Department, 850 Morro Bay Blvd. is to include a barbecue, tours of the police station, team demonstrations, crime-prevention information, displays, demonstrations, youth activities and time for community members to get to know local law enforcers. The event is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by Morro Bay Neighborhood Watch and the police department.
Morro Bay Police Chief Amy Christey said the night is to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity. National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in keeping our community safe.
The aim is to heighten crime awareness, strengthen those partnerships and generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts.
National Night Out involves more than 15,700 communities in all 50 states, with more than 37.5 million people expected to participate. For details, go to www.natw.org.