National Night Out Against Crime

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017        

On Tuesday, August 1st 2017, neighborhoods throughout Union City are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the "34th Annual National Night Out" (NNO) crime and drug prevention event.

National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), now involves over 37.8 million people and 16,124 communities  from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases around the world.

National Night Out is designed to: (1) Heighten crime and drug-prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participate in, local anti crime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on August 1st, the Union City Police Department is encouraging residents in neighborhoods throughout Union City and across the nation to lock their doors, turn on their outside lights to show their support for this event and to spend the evening outside with their neighbors, community groups, public safety officers, and their City Officials.

The Union City Police Department and Alameda County Fire Department will be hosting large block parties at four parks (listed below) in Union City. Each location will have activities, music, food and entertainment. Come meet your city council members, Union City Police command staff and city officials! There will be demonstrations from UCPD SWAT, K-9, Traffic (motorcycle unit) and Paramedics Plus.

UCPD National Night Out event locations:

  • Veterans Memorial Park (4525 Dyer Street)
  • Accinelli Park (33104 Navarro Drive)
  • 10th Street (10th Street and I Street)
  • Town Estates Park (2438 Andover Drive)

It's a wonderful opportunity for communities nationwide to promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention, and neighborhood camaraderie. 

While the one night is certainly not an answer to crime, drugs and violence, National Night Out represents the kind of spirit, energy and determination to help make neighborhoods a safer place year round. 

Please contact Community Resource Coordinator Crystal Raine at 510.675.5284 if you have additional questions about the event.

Captain talking to community members at National Night Out


Kids playing in bounce house at National Night Out


Crowd sitting to hear a brief introduction before National Night Out event begins


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