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Manteca, Ripon police planning National Night Out parties
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Ripon police took part in last year’s dunk tank at National Night Out at the Ripon Community Center.

National Night Out will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

This is an evening that promotes those partnerships between police and community members in an effort to provide safer neighborhoods by getting to know one another.

The Manteca Police Department posted on social media that personnel from SWAT team, bomb squad, K-9 Unit, patrol, detectives and command staff will be available to stop by block parties and other National Night Out events around town (email or call 209.456.8600).

In Ripon, police Chief Ed Ormonde announced at Tuesday’s City Council meeting that NNO will once again be held at the Ripon Community Center, 334 Fourth St., from 6 to 9 p.m.

Police will also cook and serve up free hotdogs, popcorn, bottled water and watermelon to those in attendance.

In addition, police demonstrations, raffle prizes, and activities for children are planned during this free event.

The dunk tank will feature elected leaders not to mention local police and firefighters.

The days leading up to NNO in Ripon will be “Unity in Our Community.”

Included will be free use of the batting cages at Mistlin Sports Park, hanging out with the police staff at the Curt Pernice Skate Park, and a “Shred it” event at the police station, to name a few – planned for later this month.