Redondo Beach will celebrate the 29th Annual National Night Out—known as "America’s Night Out Against Crime"—Tuesday with multiple events.
Redondo Beach joins more than 15,325 communities nationwide and Canada in hosting a National Night Out event, designed to generate support for—and participation in—local anti-crime efforts.
Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most cities and towns celebrate National Night Out with a variety of special citywide and neighborhood events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals, visits from local officials and law enforcement, safety fairs, and youth events.
"It's to heighten awareness and to strengthen participation in local anti-crime efforts," said Redondo Beach police Officer Don Martinez. "Really, it's the premise behind Neighborhood Watch. It really parallels their same beliefs."
Martinez said he has contacted all of Redondo's 115 neighborhood watch captians about participating. One group plans a flashlight walk around the neighborhood, while others are planning barbecues. Officers from the will visit each event.
Once again, the department will be partnering with , though Martinez did not say whether Target was going to have an event at its store adjacent to the .
For more information, contact Martinez at 310-379-2477 ext. 2565.