Several central San Joaquin Valley police departments will host block parties Tuesday as part of National Night Out, an event designed to promote a sense of community between police departments and the citizens they serve throughout the United States.
The Fresno Police Department’s main event will go from 4 to 7 p.m. at Manchester Center, both inside the main entrance and outside in the southwest parking lot. The party will feature a classic car display, kids’ games, free hot dogs, snow cones and a free raffle.
Fresno police also will host a series of smaller gatherings throughout the city.
Elsewhere, the Tulare Police Department will host its block party from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Target parking lot at 2195 E. Prosperity Ave. It will have free food and prizes. Members of the K-9 and motorcycle units will be there to talk to community members.
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The Visalia Police Department will host 23 gatherings throughout the city. The Target at 4247 S. Mooney Blvd. also will host an event in support of law enforcement and National Night Out.
The Clovis Police Department is not participating in National Night Out. It will participate in the city of Clovis’ night out event on Sept. 17.
Fresno police block party locations
- Inspiration Park, 5770 West Gettysburg Ave., 7 p.m.
- Orchard Supply Hardware, 5034 West Bullard Ave., 6-8 p.m.
- The Palo Alto Place Apartments, 5430 West Palo Alto Ave., 4-6 p.m.
- Wesley Methodist Church, 1343 East Barstow Ave., 5-10 p.m.
- Parc Grove Commons, 2674 East Clinton Ave., 5-8 p.m.
- 6800 block of North Laureen Avenue, 7-9 p.m.
- Stoneybrook Apartments, 4942 East Balch Ave., 4-6 p.m.
- North Creek Apartments, 8680 North Cedar Ave., 6-8:30 p.m.