The Scripps Ranch community once again participated in National Night Out on Aug. 7. Since 2011, friends and neighbors from 92131 have come together to take a stand against crime by turning on their porch lights and heading into the street to meet, mingle, and munch at neighborhood block parties each year.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make communities safer, more caring places to live. Millions of neighborhoods take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, and military bases worldwide each year. Local neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts, and other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits, and more. Learn more at natw.org.