Community members are invited to join Pleasant Hill police for the 6th annual National Night Out on Aug. 6 and celebrate "America's Night Out Against Crime."
The event takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the lawn in front of Pleasant Hill City Hall at 100 Gregory Lane and will include free hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream, face painting and a bounce house along with an informational booth.
Pleasant Hill police personnel and police explorer scouts will give children an opportunity to explore inside a Pleasant Hill police car, police trailer, Contra Costa Fire Department truck and American Medical Response ambulance. There will also be a K-9 demonstration.
The National Night Out program is a nationwide celebration of the partnership between local communities and their police departments, according to the non-profit organization. The event has been held annually across the country since 1984 on the first Tuesday evening in August with the aim of giving locals and police officers the chance to interact in a relaxed atmosphere, celebrate accomplishments and work together to fight crime in the community.
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