Residents and Organizations Encouraged to Share Emergency Information Resources and Stand Together Against Crime During August 3 National Night Out Event


Lancaster, CA. July 21, 2017 
– On Thursday August 3, in honor of National Night Out: America’s Night Out Against Crime (NNO), the City of Lancaster is inviting residents to participate in its seventh annual Public Safety Fair and Emergency Expo, which is being held in conjunction with the weekly BLVD Market festivities.

The Public Safety Fair and Emergency Expo will provide residents with general safety information, as well as tips on how to stay prepared for emergencies. The event will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on Fig Avenue (south of The BLVD).

“One of the defining characteristics of a strong community, is being able to come together in order to solve problems,” said City of Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “The annual Public Safety Fair and Emergency Expo provides invaluable resources, as well as a great opportunity for our residents to connect with each other, and members of the law enforcement community. As a collective group, we come together in the fight against crime – and win.”

Attending the expo, as well as the various NNO community gatherings held throughout the City, are good ways to stay engaged with friends and neighbors while acting in solidarity for a safer Lancaster. Events such as these help ensure the community is engaged with local public safety officials and law enforcement, in turn fostering a stronger relationship within the community. Community members are then able to work in unison to better the quality of life for all in Lancaster.

During the event, residents can enjoy all of the shopping, dining, and entertainment experiences The BLVD has to offer, while also making a stop at the weekly BLVD Market for some fresh produce.

Following their evening on The BLVD, families are encouraged to initiate and participate in National Night Out Against Crime activities in their own neighborhoods. In honor of NNO, a night dedicated to promoting crime prevention in communities across the nation, residents throughout the country spend time outside in their neighborhoods, engaging in community events such as block parties. In addition to community gatherings, residents are asked to leave their porch lights on all night as a collective way to stand up to crime in their community.

Events like this which highlight and improve public safety, community engagement, and ultimately quality of life are the foundation of a strong community. For additional information regarding NNO, visit: https://natw.org/.