Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date August 01, 2002
Contact Officer Felix Medina
Phone (909) 826-5939
Fax (909) 826-2593


National Night Out 2002

Riverside, Ca-  The Riverside Police Department would like to announce itís involvement with the 19th annual National Night Out.  National Night Out is a unique crime and drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW).   The Riverside Police department has been participating in National Night Out since 1996. 

 This year the Riverside Police Department and the City of Riversideís Office of Neighborhoods are working together for this yearís activities.  Our first National Night Out activity will take place on Saturday, August 3, 2002 at Bordwell Park, located at 2008 Martin Luther King Blvd. from 4pm-8pm.  This event will host the Cops and Kids Basketball Tournament. 

On Tuesday night, August 6, 2002 from 6pm-8pm National Night Out will be celebrated nationwide.  On this evening, we will have over thirty (30) Neighborhood Watch and Neighborhood Groups hosting block parties, ice cream socials and many other events at different locations throughout the city of Riverside. 

National Night Out will conclude on August 10, 2002 at Myra Lynn Park, located at 4540 Meredith St. from 4pm-8pm.  This event will host a Cops and Kids Soccer game followed by Movies in the Park. 

If you would like more information regarding National Night Out, locations of activities and photo opportunities, please feel free to contact the Riverside Police Departments  Public Education Unit, The Office of Neighborhoods or your local Police Service Center.