Photo Gallery: National Night Out 2011

Take a peek to see what the event was like Tuesday at Todos Santos Plaza.

Concord residents, local officials and police officers took to Todos Santos Plaza Tuesday for National Night out.

Organized by the National Town Watch Association, National Night Out is an annual event that works towards crime and drug prevention in local communities and aims to strengthen bonds between law enforcement and citizens across the nation.

Stung, a local Sting cover band rocked out while the crowd tried out an ice-less skate rink and kids enjoyed free cotton-candy, popcorn, face-painting and a jump house, among other activities. 

"I follow [Stung] everywhere they play around the Bay Area," said Karen McCarney, a local fan. "Their shows usually cost around 20 bucks and nobody sits around - it's always a party."

The Concord Police Department performed a K-9 drug sniffing demonstration, made patrol motorcycles and the SWAT team available for demonstrations and display along Salvio Street.

"This cost the city almost nothing - with exception of police pay," said said Lt. Robin Heinemann, of Concord PD. "Everything here was donated by local organizations and businesses."


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