The Placerville Police Department invites the community to join its National Night Out (NNO) festivities throughout Placerville this coming Tuesday evening, Aug. 7. The kick-off ceremony will be at Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises (MORE), 399 Placerville Drive at 5 p.m.
This yearPlacerville celebrates the 29th anniversary of NNO, America’s crime and drug prevention event with 21 different venues, including four venues open to the public. The city has received national recognition for its NNO programs, including being ranked No. in the USA for its population category — the highest placement in California for 2011.
The public venues include MORE, Placerville City Park/Aquatics Center, Main Library and the Mountain Democrat parking lot. Attendees will be able to meet and talk with Placerville police officers and city staff as well as Placerville City Council members and other local government officials. Search and Rescue and County Fire will be just two of the 20 different agencies and organizations who will all be rotating to the different events and venues during the evening.
The public venues will be offering a free hot dog barbecue, giveaways and public safety information. National Night Out is funded in part by national sponsor, Target, and food and drinks are provided by local sponsor, Savemart.
The Police Department expects over one-third of the 10,000 residents within the city will come out into their neighborhoods to meet their area police officers and get to know their neighbors.
“We hope many more citizens throughout the county will enjoy our public events. When residents know and watch out for each other and they know their local law enforcement and local government, we can collectively create an atmosphere that is hostile to crime and criminals and safe for kids and families,” said Police Chief George Nielsen. “We hope you will all come out and enjoy the evening and ‘Give Neighborhood Crime and Drugs a Going Away Party.’ ”