The Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) will host its 11th Annual National Night Out celebration at Signal Hill Park, located at 2175 Cherry Ave., on Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 5pm to 8pm. National Night Out is a nationwide event that promotes crime-prevention networks within communities and their partnerships. The event is free and open to the public.
The Signal Hill Police Department’s National Night Out garnered awards from the National Association of Town Watches in 2011 and 2012. Some of the activities during the evening include: a balloon artist, a face painter, arts and crafts, a train, a bounce house, a deejay, barbecued items for sale, a free raffle, and tricycle races with employees of thedepartment. There will also be numerous businesses and organizations from the community providing free items and information. The SHPD will distribute free anti-car-theft devices to the first 25 community members that show proof (through their vehicle registration) that they own one of the following types of most commonly stolen vehicles: 1990s Honda Accord or Civic; 1990s Toyota Camry; 1990s Nissan Sentra; or a 1980s Toyota pickup truck.