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How would you like to improve the safety of your block, have a fun time with your neighbors, build community spirit and take part in a huge, nationwide program?


The City of Inglewood will once again join cities across the nation in celebrating the 24th Annual National Night Out Kick-Off Rally, and invites the community to participate on Tuesday, August 7, 2007, 5:00 P.M. after the City Council meeting.


The event will be held at Inglewood City Hall, South Mall area, One W. Manchester Boulevard. The Official Kick-Off will begin at 5:30 P.M. with remarks from the Inglewood Mayor, Council Members and the Police Department Command Staff, pledging the community’s commitment to fight crime, drugs and violence, and to promote safety and neighborhood unity.


The ceremony will end with a solidarity walk around City Hall so bring a flashlight to promote “no tolerance” for crime.  Families are encouraged to participate in National Night Out activities, such as educational games from Kan Learn and Target, National Night Out sponsor.


Following the Kick-Off ceremony, the community can join City Officials and police representatives at any of the four National Night Out Kick-Off Rally locations with local Neighborhood Block Clubs leading the activities:


  1. 6:00 P.M., southwest corner Arbor Vitae & Eucalyptus for a solidarity walk (bring a flashlight) at 6:30 P.M. to Siminski Park, 9717 S. Inglewood Avenue for entertainment, refreshments and more.
  2. 7:00 P.M., Police Community Center 3, 2901 W. Manchester Boulevard for a community potluck and a solidarity walk (bring a flashlight).
  3. 7:00 P.M., Police Community Center 4, 2666 W. Imperial Highway, Crenshaw Imperial Plaza patio area, for entertainment, refreshments and more.
  4. 7:00 P.M., North Park at the corner of Hargave and Wexham Way, light refreshments, a solidarity walk (remember to bring a flash light!) and more.

For more information, contact the Inglewood Police Department, Community Affairs Section, at 310/412-5530; there may be a Block Club near you that will be having their own event!


Residents are urged to turn on their porch lights from 7:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. to show the community’s solidarity in shining the light on crime.


National Night Out is a tremendous opportunity to promote safety aware and police-community partnerships and the community and the media are urged to participate.