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National Night Out

August 5, 2014

The City of Berkeley welcomes all Neighborhood Watch Groups, local businesses, faith based organization, and community groups to organize and join us in a festive and positive night.  Let’s celebrate community, safety, disaster preparedness, and the fight against crime along with members from the Berkeley Police Department, Fire department, and City of Berkeley Staff on Tuesday, August 5th.  Help us celebrate 31 years of National Night Out. 

National Night Out, a community building campaign, is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for, and participating in, local anticrime programs, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.  National Night Out now involves over 37.8 million people and 16, 124 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. 

Registration for National Night Out starts Wednesday, July 2, 2014.  All registration forms should be in by Wednesday, July 23, 2014.   Community members can  download the registration form here or from the Berkeley Police Department website.  Groups must submit a block party permit with the City of Berkeley for street closures for this event.  More information regarding the necessary permits required for this event can be found on the City of Berkeley’s website. 

Additionally, this year, neighborhood groups participating in National Night Out can count that participation as one of the two required meetings to qualify for a free dumpster.  See www.cityofberkeley.info/dumpster for more information. 

Community members with questions can contact Officer Stephanie Polizziani at (510) 981-5772 or via email at spolizziani@cityofberkeley.info.