Wednesday, August 4, 2010

National Night Out

Jefferson Park was abuzz with activity last night as residents gathered for National Night Out hosted by the Pasadena Police Department. National Night Out is an annual event that promotes crime prevention.

The photo above shows Officer Arcand and Figo of the Pasadena Police Department K-9 program.

In addition to many police officers on hand at the park last night, police volunteers played an important role in providing educational information.

Police Explorers shot hoops with local kids.

Parents had an opportunity to get their children's fingerprints into a police database.

Pasadena firefighters cooked up hot dogs on their special grill.

Several other City of Pasadena departments had tables at the event. Jan Sanders (left), director of the Pasadena Public Library system, and Catherine Hany, library communications manager, provided information about library services.

The Human Services and Recreation Department made plenty of activities available for kids.

Youth Ambassadors offered assistance, information and ice-cold lemonade.

Children and teens turned blank boards into an artful masterpiece.

Theresa Lamb Simpson (left), field representative to Congressman Adam Schiff, chatted it up with District 2 City Councilwoman Margaret McAustin.

There's a lot of talent in Pasadena!

We'll see you at next year's National Night Out!

For more information about crime prevention in Pasadena, call (626) 744-4551.


Petrea said...

Looks like fun. I'm especially enamored of those Police Explorers.

Anita Butler said...

I would like to note that Target is our sponser for "National Night Out", and without Target this event would not have been possibe. I would also like to thank our Pasadena Firefighters Association for doing the cooking at the event and also our Pasadena Federal Credit Union who also donated to our event.

Police Specialist Anita Butler
Pasadena Police Department

pasadenapio said...

Petrea, our Police Explorers are testaments to the fact that there are terrific programs for youths in Pasadena, and that teens and young adults in our community are making a difference while gaining leadership skills and career training.

Anita, you put a lot of work into this event, and it showed! And you're right: our wonderful community partners make so many special events possible. Target also co-sponsors our annual Pasadena Pops concert at City Hall, as does Parsons.