Neighborhoods around Fresno County celebrated the annual National Night Out event Tuesday put on by local law enforcement agencies in an effort to strengthen partnership’s and community engagement.
The annual event takes place across the country, usually during the month of August with many community partners and neighborhoods participating in the event.
Fresno Police Put on a Show
Policing districts across Fresno partnered with local organizations to set up events. Fresno PD Chief Paco Balderrama visited each of the district event Tuesday night.
Department spokesman Lt. Bill Dooley said that activities like National Night Out are important.
“Our goal has always been to develop and maintain positive relations with our community,” said Dooley. “Plenty of community members, especially kids had the chance to meet officers on a personal level…and vice versa.”
Neighborhood events included food vendors, bounce houses, games, raffles, and lots of snow cones.
A great #NationalNightOut. Thank you Mayfair District for welcoming @FresnoSheriff deputies to your community event on E. Weldon Ave. Wonderful, supportive families. We are proud to partner with you. ⭐?? pic.twitter.com/XfKp98j364
— Fresno Co Sheriff (@FresnoSheriff) August 4, 2021
Fresno Leaders Take Part in Neighborhood Event
— Senator Melissa Hurtado (@Senator_Hurtado) August 4, 2021
District Areas across Fresno Share Community Engagement
Community engagement continues to be one of our top priorities. #NationalNightOut at the Pinedale Community Center.#OneFresno #Fresno #FresnoReview #OfficeofIndependentReview pic.twitter.com/PFdWThh1nh
— Fresno Office of Independent Review (@FresnoReview) August 4, 2021