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San Mateo, CA Police Department
Tuesday June 26th, 2012 :: 10:01 a.m. PDT


Save the Date! National Night Out is Tuesday August 7th

200 Franklin Parkway, San Mateo, CA 94403


The City of San Mateo and the San Mateo Police Department invite you to participate in NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2012.

Like many cities on the Peninsula, on Tuesday, August 7th , 2012 San Mateo will be participating in National Night Out. Always the first Tuesday in August, this national campaign is designed to raise crime prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood unity and spirit, and develop partnerships between the City and the community.

This has also traditionally been an opportunity for Neighborhood Watch groups to get together, and for those who do not have one in their area to start new Neighborhood Watch groups.

To learn more about Neighborhood Watch and National Night Out 2012, browse the Neighborhood Watch page on the SMPD website:

“We are really excited to be bringing National Night Out to the block level. This is a great opportunity for neighbors to get to know each other and if they aren’t already part of Neighborhood Watch, this will be a perfect time to get it started!”
Chief of Police Susan E. Manheimer.

National Night Out 2011 in San Mateo was our biggest in years, with over 40 blocks participating throughout the community. Spread the word in your neighborhood and register your block party early!

Similar to the format followed the last few years, the City of San Mateo is supporting the original spirit of National Night Out by inviting residents to turn on their porch lights and getting out to meet their neighbors in informal block gatherings and activities. When residents on a block know each other, the neighborhood and the community is safer and stronger.

Many blocks annually register to participate in the event. Some are having ice cream socials, some are having barbecues, and others are just having residents turn on their porch light between 6:30 and 9:00 PM. It is up to each block that participates to decide how they want to gather together with their neighbors.

If your block is a Neighborhood Watch block and you register, we will send a Police representative to visit your event. If your block is not currently part of Neighborhood Watch, this is a great opportunity to get your neighbors interested in joining this valuable crime prevention program.

There is still plenty of time for interested blocks to register in this community-wide focus on crime prevention. The event is open to all residents and blocks in the City of San Mateo. To register your block (by Thursday, August 2nd , 2012) you may:
1) Download a registration form from the City’s website ( and fax it to 522-7711
2) Register by phone - Call Officer John Rink: 650-522-7744
3) Send an interest email to

Please help us make your neighborhood safer and take a stand against crime. Please report all criminal behavior, join a neighborhood watch program, and help anyone that might fall victim to a crime. If a Neighborhood Watch doesn’t exist on your block, you can start one with help from SMPD. For additional information about the City of San Mateo Neighborhood Watch Program, call Sergeant Dave Norris at (650)522-7626 or visit our web

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This ‘Press Release / Community Information' is being sent to you by The Public Information Office of the San Mateo Police Department. We at the SMPD take pride in alerting our community partners about activities and current events relevant to neighborhood incidents.

San Mateo, CA Police Department
200 Franklin Pkwy
San Mateo, CA 94403

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