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National Night Out
Chico, CA –

Location: City of Chico Neighborhoods
Date/Time: August 6, 2019 Between 5PM-8PM

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more welcoming places to live. It is a time to get to know your neighbors and your police department.

On Tuesday, August 6th, from 5PM to 8PM, neighbors throughout Chico are asked to lock their doors, turn on the porch lights and spend the evening outside together. Most communities celebrate National Night Out by hosting block parties, BBQ’s, ice cream socials, potlucks and other various community/neighborhood events, with visits from Chico Police personnel.

“It is now critically important for neighbors to look out for each other, and for neighborhoods to get to know their police officers.”, said Police Chief Michael O’Brien. “That is the fundamental purpose behind National Night Out, and one I strongly support!”

The City of Chico Parks Division will also be hosting a National Night Out event from 5:30PM-7:30PM at Caper Acres in Bidwell Park. The Chico Target Department store will be hosting games for all to enjoy and the Chico Police Officers’ Association will be grilling hotdogs. There will also be appearances by a Chico Police K-9 Unit, Chico Police VIPS and Chico Fire and Rescue. Come on by to say hello and check out the newly rebuilt Crooked House and see what’s happening next with the Caper Acre renovation plans.

If you are planning a National Night Out event for your neighborhood and would like a visit from public safety personnel, please call the Chico Police Department at (530) 897-5812 to register your event. Please leave your name and contact information so we can set up a visit during your event.
We look forward to seeing you!

Register your neighborhood event by calling - (530) 897-5812.
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