Countdown to National Night Out


The Chico Police Department is thrilled to announce the upcoming National Night Out event, scheduled to take place in just two weeks. As a steadfast advocate for community safety and well-being, the Chico Police Department aims to remind the public to mark their calendars and actively participate in this significant occasion.

National Night Out, a renowned community-building campaign, has been instrumental in fostering positive relationships between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve. It provides an exceptional opportunity for neighbors to unite, promote neighborhood camaraderie, and enhance public safety efforts throughout Chico.

Scheduled to occur on August 1st, 2023, National Night Out encourages citizens to interact with local law enforcement personnel, forging vital connections that lead to safer, more secure neighborhoods. The event emphasizes the importance of collaboration between law enforcement agencies, community organizations, and engaged citizens, highlighting their collective role in deterring crime and creating resilient communities.

During National Night Out, residents are encouraged to organize block parties, cookouts, and various activities that bring neighbors together in the early evening between 6 pm to 9 pm on August 1st, 2023. These celebrations foster a sense of community and encourage open dialogue on vital safety topics, enabling law enforcement agencies to share crime prevention tips, educate the public on emergency preparedness, and address any concerns or questions raised by attendees.

Through interactive demonstrations, engaging presentations, and informative discussions, National Night Out offers a unique opportunity for law enforcement agencies to showcase their dedication to public safety and build trust within the communities they serve. By connecting officers with community members on a personal level, barriers are broken, stereotypes are challenged, and meaningful relationships are formed.

The Chico Police Department remains committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all community members, and events like National Night Out are integral in achieving this shared goal. By working together, we can create an environment where everyone feels safe, valued, and empowered.

If you are scheduling a neighborhood event for National Night Out and would like representatives to stop by to answer questions, please register your party at the following link:, or contact Chico Police Crime Prevention Officer Ed Nelson at (530) 897-4942.

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