News & Events

Date and Time of Release: 21 July 2015

Date and Time of Incident: 4 Aug. 2015, 6pm to 7:30 pm

Subject: National Night Out

On Tuesday, August 4th, neighborhoods throughout Sonora are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 32nd Annual National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. NNO, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the Sonora Police Department, will involve over 15,000 communities from all 50 states.

NNO is designed to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness: (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts: (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods and communities are organized and fighting back against crime and drugs.

From 7 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4th, residents in neighborhoods throughout the City of Sonora and across the nation are asked to turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police officers.

Police Chief Mark Stinson would like to remind everyone that NNO is a night for America to stand together to promote awareness, safety, and neighborhood unity. NNO showcases the vital importance of police community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight to build a safer community.

Chief Stinson would like to invite the public to the Opera Hall on August 4th between 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm for an ice cream social as part of the Sonora Police Department’s celebration of National Night Out. Each area Sergeant from the Sonora Police Department will be present to answer questions and concerns regarding issues or problems in your neighborhoods. Sonora City Neighborhood Watch groups are also encouraged to attend to give updates on their areas activities.

This year’s guest speaker will be Tuolumne County District Attorney Laura Krieg, who will be discussing AB 109, realignment and Proposition 47. Also on hand, as part of a joint NNO program this year, will be representatives from the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office, and the California Highway Patrol. They will answer any questions or concerns anyone may have within their jurisdictions, which are Past NNOoutside the City of Sonora.

Following the presentation and a question and answer period, Chief Stinson and his staff will be serving ice cream to all the attendees. Come and join the Sonora Police Department, Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office, and the California Highway Patrol at the Opera Hall and help give crime a going away party.

If you have any questions, please contact the Sonora Police Department at (209) 532-8141.