News & Events

Date of Release: 20 July 2016
Date and Time of Incident: Tuesday, 2 Aug. 2016, 6pm to 8:00 pm
Subject: National Night Out
On Tuesday, August 2nd, neighborhoods throughout Sonora are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 33rd 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.
On Tuesday, August 2nd, residents in neighborhoods throughout the City of Sonora and across the nation are asked to turn on outside lights, as well as spend the evening outside with neighbors and police officers.
Police Chief Mark Stinson would like to remind everyone 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, plus citizen involvement in our fight to build a safer community.
Chief Stinson would like to invite the public to the Opera Hall on Tuesday, August 2nd between 6:00 pm and 8:00 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, located inside the City limits of Sonora.
This year’s guest speaker will be Ken Baldwin, who will be sharing his inspiring, as well as thought provoking, suicide attempt by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Mr. Baldwin is one of just a hand full of people who have survived after attempting to take their life by jumping from the famous bridge. You will not want to miss Mr. Baldwin’s presentation. Also on hand will be representatives from several different law enforcement agencies from throughout the County, plus the Sonora Fire Department, who will answer any questions or concerns which anyone may have.
Following the presentation, and a question and answer period, Chief Stinson and his staff will be serving ice cream to all the attendees. Come join the Sonora Police Department 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.