The Santa Monica Police Department and Chief Timothy Jackman are scheduled to host a 1950s-style party from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 7th, in front of the Public Safety Facility, 333 Olympic Drive, as part of the National Night Out Against Crime.

Celebrating the lowest crime rate in Santa Monica since 1956, the National Night Out Block Party will include entertainment by The Wonderelles, an all female group performing a ’50s revue, as well as contests and games for children, free food and prizes, according to the police department.

McGruff the Crime Dog, the SWAT Team, K-9 and Mounted Units will be joined by the Santa Monica Fire Department to meet the community and celebrate the event.

Sponsored for the last 24 years by the National Association of Town Watch, National Night Out is a nationwide event in which over 11,000 communities participate to promote community and police partnerships and crime prevention.

The first 500 to register at the event will receive free buttons, balloons and flashlights.

The celebration will include free food from 7-Eleven, Trader Joe’s, Frito-Lay and Ocean Park Pizza.

Free parking will be available in the new Civic Center parking structure directly across the street from the Public Safety Building.

Information, Santa Monica Police Department Community Relations Unit at (310) 458-8474, or www.santamonicapd .org/.

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