WEST HOLLYWOOD – On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, approximately 2,000 West Hollywood residents are expected to celebrate in the streets in a show of unity against crime during the City of West Hollywood’s annual National Night Out.

“I always look forward to National Night Out because it is so important for us to meet our neighbors and be aware of what is happening in our neighborhoods,” said West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico. “Having vital local crime prevention programs like Neighborhood Watch can help our Sheriff’s Department to substantially reduce crime on our residential streets. I love that West Hollywood residents participate so enthusiastically in National Night Out and I can’t wait to see you all out there!”

One dozen events will take place during the evening and attendance is free. A complete up-to-date list of events, times, and locations is available on the City’s website atwww.weho.org/nno.

National Night Out is a national campaign that involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations, and local officials from more than 15,000 communities across the country.

The City of West Hollywood’s Neighborhood Watch Groups, in coordination with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, and City officials and staff, will hold evening events and social gatherings in neighborhoods throughout the City including block parties, barbecues, live entertainment, and dancing.

National Night Out West Hollywood participants include members of the West Hollywood City Council; the West Hollywood Public Safety Commission; the West Hollywood Russian Advisory Board; West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station deputies; and firefighters from the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

For more information, please call Laura Manukian in the City’s Public Safety Department at (323) 848-6831 or at lmanukian@weho.org. For people who are deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.