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Fresno Police, Neighbors Take Part in National Night Out Events



The Fresno Police Department hosted events in each of its districts to strengthen community ties. (Fresno PD via Facebook)
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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.

Fresno Leaders Take Part in Neighborhood Event

Fresno City Councilmember Mike Karbassi took part in a National Night Out event with Fresno police. (Fresno PD via Facebook)

District Areas across Fresno Share Community Engagement

National Night Out Celebrations Across Fresno County

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