Local law enforcement and first responders in the Eastern Sierra are continuing a nationwide tradition by hosting the National Night Out event in Bishop.

“National Night Out is a longstanding community policing event that allows for the opportunity to develop partnerships and true camaraderie between first responders and the community they serve,” said Richard Standridge, Bishop Police Chief.

The National Night Out, which is a family-friendly event for all ages, will be celebrated from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2, in Holland Park, on Church St. behind Bishop City Hall.

The National Night Out is a wonderful opportunity for the community to meet their local law
enforcement and first responders and spend a summer evening with friends and neighbors. Everyone is invited to enjoy a hot dog, music, and games, as well as displays from their local emergency responders.

Representatives from several agencies will be participating, including the Bishop Police Department, Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, Inyo County Probation, the Bishop office of the California Highway Patrol and the Bishop Fire Department.

Started in August of 1984 through National Association of Town Watch, the first event involved 2.5 million people across 400 communities in 23 states. Today, National Night Out provides an opportunity for first responders and neighbors to come together under positive circumstances and enjoy some community fun.

Now in its 38th year, 16 thousand communities in all 50 states, territories and United
States military bases participate in the event.  This is Bishop’s fourth year participating in the National Night Out, and it has become a summertime tradition both first responders and the community can look forward to.