The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is hosting multiple National Night Out events throughout the valley on Oct. 3.
The event began years ago with residents leaving their porch lights on and grew into a national show of neighborhood unity. Officials say the event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for local anti-crime programs, and provide an event for community members to learn how to protect their neighborhoods.
National Night Out events will be held at the following locations:
Bolden Area Command Doolittle Community Center 1950 J Street 6-8 p.m.
Convention Center Area Command Harbor Island Apartments 370 East Harmon Avenue 4-6 p.m.
Downtown Area Command Fremont Street between 7th and 9th streets Special guest appearance Sheriff Joe Lombardo 6-9 p.m.
Enterprise Area Command Albertsons 7975 Blue Diamond Road Guest speaker Commissioner Lawrence Weekly 5-8 p.m.
Northeast Area Command Walnut Recreation Park 3075 Walnut Road Guest speakers: Council Members Stavros Anthony and Michele Fiore, Commissioner Larry Brown 4-8 p.m.
Northwest Area Command Mountain Crest Park (Near Large Pavilion Playground) 4701 North Durango Drive 5:30-7:30 p.m.
South Central Area Command Town Square Las Vegas 6605 South Las Vegas Boulevard 4-8 p.m.
Spring Valley Area Command Downtown Summerlin Park Centre Drive 5-8 p.m.
Residents in Southeast Area Command should contact the station to find an event near their neighborhood.