Santa Monica community members are being invited to join forces with Santa Monica Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks, members of the SMPD, and thousands of communities nationwide to celebrate the 31st Annual National Night Out event today, Aug. 5.
National Night Out will involve over 37.8 million people and 16,124 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases around the world.
SMPD Sgt. Rudy Camarena said National Night Out was an opportunity for the Department to honor the relationship the police and community share together.
“This partnership helps to make Santa Monica a safe place to live, work, and visit,” he said. “The event is designed to generate support for and participation in local anticrime efforts. ”
The event will be held in the Santa Monica Civic Center Parking Lot (Pico Blvd. and 4th Street) from 6-8 pm.
Along with showcasing SMPD personnel and equipment there will be music, demonstrations, carnival games, and more.
Free food and drinks will also be available and free parking is available in the Civic Center Parking Structure located directly across the street from the Public Safety Building.