Sheriff's deputies in West Hollywood are asking residents to indicate their support of efforts to curb crime by participating in the third "National Night Out" on Tuesday.
To participate, residents should turn on all outside lights at their homes between 8 and 9 p.m. and motorists should turn on their headlights during the day.
"This will be a symbolic message that Neighborhood Watch groups are in place and criminal activity will not be tolerated in our community," West Hollywood Mayor Steve Schulte said. "National Night Out is a positive demonstration of the value and effectiveness of law enforcement and community members working together in a partnership against crime."
The event is sponsored by the city of West Hollywood and the county Sheriff's Department and coordinated by the National Assn. of Town Watch, headquartered in Pennsylvania.
Information is available from the West Hollywood sheriff's station Crime Prevention Detail at (213) 855-8850, extension 456 or 458.