Bakersfield Police Department invites community to National Night Out Against Crime event Tuesday

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Residents throughout Bakersfield are invited to join forces with the Bakersfield Police Department and thousands of communities nationwide on Tuesday, August 5, for the 31st Annual Night Out Against Crime.

The unique crime and drug prevention event will be held between 6 and 9 p.m. at the Bakersfield Police Department located between Truxtun and Eye Street.

The event will include music, entertainment, balloons, food, beverages, and displays from the Bakersfield Police Department's K-9 unit, S.W.A.T Team, and Bomb Squad, as well as other agenices that provide services for the community.

National Night Out Against Crime is the nation's largest annual crime prevention event with over 15,110 communities from all 50 states participating with their local law enforcement agencies.

The Bakersfield Police Department said the event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for the participation in local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships throughout the city and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime.

 

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