San Ramon Valley communities set to celebrate National Night Out

Annual crime prevention, police support event coming Tuesday evening

Residents in Danville and San Ramon will be sharing their support for local police and letting prospective criminals know to stay away on Tuesday as they join communities across the country in celebrating the 36th annual National Night Out.

Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, 38 million households across the world will participate in the event, which will see residents lock their doors, turn their lights on and enjoy the evening at a community block party with neighbors and police officers.

“National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Together, we are making that happen,” Danville’s public information officer, Geoff Gillette, said in a statement.

From 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday (Aug. 6), neighborhoods throughout the San Ramon Valley will be celebrating by hosting block parties, festivals, cookouts and other various community events with youth activities, that will be visited by police officers as well as City and Town Council members.

Residents in Danville can still register to have their party visited by police or town officials by contacting crime prevention specialist Amy Ballock at 314-3717 or

Homes in San Ramon can register for a party by visiting the city’s official website and can contact San Ramon Police Department’s crime prevention specialist, Darlene Kittredge, at for any additional questions.

San Ramon Valley residents can also register by visiting the National Night Out website.

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