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Pleasanton police set for National Night Out

Register neighborhood block parties through July 29

The Pleasanton Police Department is set to once again participate in the National Night Out crime- and drug-prevention event taking place in communities across the country.

Set for the evening of Aug. 2, the National Night Out gives Pleasanton police a chance to get out and interact with residents at neighborhood block parties and other activities organized throughout the city.

The event aims to "heighten crime- and drug-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," police said.

Many of the block parties are organized by neighborhood watch groups in the city, and registered parties are often visited by police officers, city officials, fire personnel and other agency representatives.

The deadline to apply is July 29. To learn more, visit www.pleasantonpd.org or contact Shannon Revel-Whitaker at 931-5240.

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