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Sheriff's Office Celebrates National Night Out in San Lorenzo

The annual event, held at St. John Catholic Church, is designed to strengthen communities across the nation by encouraging neighborhoods to engage in stronger relationships with each other and local law enforcement.

It will be a night of food, meeting with friends, neighbors and local law enforcement with the common goal of reducing crime in the community.

The Alameda County Sheriff's Department will host its  on Aug. 7. from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at located at 264 E. Lewelling Blvd. in San Lorenzo.

National Night Out is an annual event designed to strengthen communities by encouraging neighborhoods to engage in stronger relationships with each other and their local law enforcement partners.

The goal is to heighten crime prevention awareness, build support and participation in local anti-crime programs and, more importantly, send a message that these neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime.

It's also the perfect opportunity to get to know your neighbors and Community Policing Deputies.

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office will also host a free dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fingerprinting and DNA kits for kids will be provided along with crime prevention booths and static display.

For more information about the event, call the crime prevention unit at (510) 667-7770.

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