Community members are invited to participate in the 38th National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2 hosted by the Riverhead Town Police Department.

The Riverhead Town Board Meeting will begin event at 2 p.m. where the winners of the poster contest will be recognized.

Afterwards, during early evening hours the Riverhead Police Department Crime Prevention Unit will visit neighborhood watch groups that participate in related block parties. Give-aways sponsored by the prevention unit will be distributed as well as a visit by McGruff the Crime Dog.

Neighborhoods are asked to hold front porch vigils by leaving outdoor lights on between 7 to 10 p.m. During the vigil, community members can join events such as block parties, cook outs, flashlight walks, contests and youth programs.

For more information about the event or to establish a Neighborhood Watch Team, call the prevention unit at (631)727-4500 ext. 273 or email [email protected] by Monday, July 25.

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