The local Los Angeles Police Department Pacific Community Police Station will participate in the 21st Annual National Night Out Tuesday, August 3rd.

Participants will gather at the Stoner Avenue Elementary School, 11735 Braddock Drive, Del Rey area, at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.

At 7 p.m., the group will walk across Braddock Drive to the Mar Vista Gardens Community Room, where a program and informational booths are planned.

Four bicycles will be given away during the event.

Among those scheduled to speak are LAPD Assistant Chief Sharon Papa, Los Angeles Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski and LAPD Capt. Billy Williams, commanding officer of the Pacific Community Police Station.

The event is designed to promote anti-violence in neighborhoods, especially violence against children.

National Night Out is a volunteer effort by communities across the country working in cooperation with law enforcement to prevent crime, violence and drug use.

The event is designed to instruct residents to organize and learn how to know their neighbors.

While the traditional “lights on” and front porch vigils remain a part of National Night Out, activities have expanded to include block parties, cookouts, parades, neighborhood walks and safety fairs.

Los Angeles Police Department stations throughout the city will be hosting a variety of free community events.

Information, (310) 202-4524.