Sandra Spagnoli Chief of Police
901 East 14th Street, San Leandro CA 94577
DATE / TIME OF RELEASE: 07-11-13 3:45PM CRIME: N/A
RELEASE OFFICER: Lt. Jeff Tudor TELEPHONE: (510) 577-3248 or 3252
DATE / TIME OCCURRED: 07-11-13
LOCATION: 901 E14th Street, San Leandro, California
INVESTIGATING DETECTIVE: N/A
America’s Night Out Against Crime August 6, 2013
Join members of your community, the San Leandro Police Department, and the Alameda County Fire Department in the 30th Annual National Night Out (NNO), sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch.
Last year’s National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities. In all, it is estimated that in 2012 over 37 million people participated in “American’s Night Out Against Crime.”
“I encourage all San Leandrans to participate in National Night Out,” stated Mayor Stephen Cassidy. “San Leandro is a safe community because we look out for each other and promptly report suspicious activity to the police. The potlucks and get-togethers that will occur on August 6th strengthen neighborhood connections and reinforce the strong partnership that exists between residents and our police department.”
NNO is designed to:
Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
Generate support for, and participation in, Neighborhood Watch Programs and other anti-crime efforts; Strengthen neighborhood spirit and Police/Community relations; and
Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are fighting back against crime.
The National Association of Town Watch was established in 1981 as a nonprofit, crime prevention organization. The first National Night Out was introduced in 1984. San Leandro has a long history of participating in National Night Out. For more than 20 years members of the Police Department have been visiting neighborhood activities throughout the City. In 2012, 34 neighborhood events took place. We would like to encourage members of the community to participate in the 2013 National Night Out.
If your homeowner association or neighborhood is planning something special on August 6th, members of the Police Department would like to stop by to introduce themselves between the hours of 6:30 and 9:00 p.m. Please contact the Administrative Services Division through Training Coordinator Sandy Colwell ([email protected] or 577-3248) or Community Service Officer Jennifer Crosby ([email protected] or 577-3252
For additional information on “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, please visit the official National Night Out website at www.nationalnightout.org.
Citizens play a critical role in creating a safe environment by observing and reporting any suspicious and criminal activity to the Police. The San Leandro Police Department recommends that citizens do not participate in any direct verbal or physical involvement with suspicious persons or those who are committing crimes. The personal safety of the community is paramount. We encourage the San Leandro community to record the details of what they observe and to report those details to the Police. This type of community involvement and partnership has proven to be a very effective crime prevention tool. Citizens act as the eyes and ears of the community first, and the extended eyes and ears of the San Leandro Police Department. Thank you for being a force multiplier in our efforts to provide professional police services and safety to the community.