Deadline today to join in Pleasanton's 'Night out Against Crime'

31st annual event sponsored by Pleasanton Police Department

The deadline is today for signing up to host Pleasanton's annual National Night Out next Tuesday.

The crime and drug prevention event is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the Pleasanton police.

More than 37 million people in more than 15,000 communities will join forces on Aug. 6 to celebrate the 31st annual event, according to Shannon Revel-Whitaker, the police department's Community Services officer.

"National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug awareness, generate support 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," Revel-Whitaker said.

The deadline for applications is Friday, Aug. 1.

The Pleasanton Police Department started participating in National Night Out 12 years ago with four neighborhood block parties. Since then, the event has progressively grown to almost 40 block parties with most coming from the department's organized Neighborhood Watch groups.

Parties vary from potlucks and barbecues to ice cream socials and have included live bands, bounce houses, kids activities and closed off street parties. Parties registered with the police could be visited by the Pleasanton police, firefighters, civic and city leaders and a Pleasanton Weekly reporter and photographer.

Those interested in hosting a National Night Out Party should sign on to the police department's Web site at and download an application or pick one up in the front lobby of the police department on Bernal Avenue.

For more information contact Officer Shannon Revel-Whitaker at (925) 931-5240 or by email at

The deadline for applications is Friday, Aug. 1.


Posted by wondering, a resident of Stoneridge
on Jul 31, 2014 at 10:17 am

Is anyone hosting near Stoneridge?

Posted by Stan, a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Jul 31, 2014 at 11:13 am

The website mentioned in the article does not have the form.
There are not any forms at the front lobby of the Police Dept.
Is anyone in charge of this event?

Posted by Stan, a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Jul 31, 2014 at 11:18 am

How nice, the email address provided in the article doesn't work either

Posted by Ellen, a resident of Birdland
on Jul 31, 2014 at 1:13 pm

The application IS on the PD website. Go to Web Link

Then click the special event application link on the left it comes up.

Kind of ironic that this event is about building communities and people coming together and 2/3 posts so far are whining and complaining.

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Jul 31, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Web Link

The instructions in the post are NOT clear.

Ellen, try to be more like your truly Cholo and be polite. [portion removed]

Posted by Jill, a resident of Beratlis Place
8 hours ago

I think the point was more that the author doesn't check facts, nor does the person submitting info for the article.

There is in fact a link for the form, however it is not the one provided in the article. Indeed the reader has to explore the PD home page to discover the link for "special event application". Why ask the reader to hunt and explore a home page when you can just provide the exact link right in the article? Or at least instructions to look where I mentioned.

Not complaining about community. Bringing attention to article errors. Pleasanton Weekly is great. And free too. But writers need to check their stuff, such as try the links they mention in articles.

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