Sheriff's Office honored for National Night OutBy: Staff Report
For the fourth year in a row, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office has been honored for hosting one of the best National Night Out events in the U.S. in 2012, placing thirteenth, just behind much larger jurisdictions like Los Angeles County and Minneapolis, Minn. National Night Out is celebrated annually on the first Tuesday of August, when first-responders caravan in emergency vehicles to dozens of Placer County neighborhoods. They visit established Neighborhood Watch groups, which hold ice cream socials, barbecues and all sorts of get-togethers. Each year, more than 37 million people in 15,325 communities across the U.S. participate in National Night Out.
Dedicated members of all the Neighborhood Watch groups in Placer County are given credit for the department’s win.
“Placer County groups embody the spirit of Neighborhood Watch,” said Sheriff Ed Bonner. “Through their efforts and dedication, residents remain committed to the safety of their neighborhoods.”
Neighborhoods interested in creating a Neighborhood Watch group are encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at (530) 889-7800.