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Carlsbad shines light against crime

CARLSBAD — Turn your porch light on, get out and meet your neighbors between 6 and 9 p.m. Aug. 2, as the Carlsbad Police Department participates in America’s Night Out Against Crime. Community members are invited to turn on outside lights and plan a block party, potluck or ice cream social. Members of the Carlsbad Police Department will visit block parties and greet the community.
Participants need to register their block parties with the Carlsbad Police Department by e-mailing Crime Prevention Specialist Jodee Sasway at
Sasway commented that visiting neighborhood block parties during this event helps the Police Department establish a partnership with the community increasing safety in the city.
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness; generate support for and participation in local anti-crime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
The 28th Annual National Night Out involves community members, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from more than 15,000 communities, from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. The Carlsbad Police Department has been participating in the event for more than 20 years.