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Bret Harte gets together for National Night Out

San Rafael Night Out

National Night Out in San Rafel’s

Bret Harte neighborhood

Residents of the Bret Harte neighborhood in San Rafael gathered in their local park Tuesday night for National Night Out.

This was the 30th annual National Night Out, a community-police partnership event that encourages residents to meet their neighbors and to participate in neighborhood watch programs.

The first police dog to in several years made an appearance during his first day on the job

The first police dog in several years made an appearance during his first day on the job

Bret Harte neighbors brought food for a potluck dinner. The event had a good turnout which also saw police officers visit, two were with the CSI program and brought their truck. There was also a K9 officer who brought along the first police dog in the city for several years.

An engine from the San Rafael Fire Department made an appearance

An engine from the San Rafael Fire Department made an appearance

As more neighbors came by so did a San Rafael fire truck. Firefighters and police officers handed out plastic police and fire helmets to children and let the kids sit in the fire truck.

San Rafael police officers and firefighters visited the Bret Harte event

San Rafael police and firemen visited the Bret Harte event

Another special visitor of the night was City Councilman Damon Connolly who met residents.

City Councilman Damon Connolly met residents

City Councilman Damon Connolly visited Bret Harte’s night out event

Resident Nigel Faulkner was pleased with how the event went. “It was a great turnout for our first event, it was great to see the police and fire department,” Faulkner said.

He has lived in Bret Harte for 16 years. “It’s a really solid, great, friendly neighborhood. It’s good to see neighborhood spirit,” Faulkner said.

The neighborhood has residents outside often.  “A lot of families look out for each other, there are always people out walking dogs or taking strolls,” David Leipsic, a resident of 19 years said.

The event brought neighbors together where one of the items discussed was the Labor Day community yard sale and picnic next month.

San Rafael Police Chief meets Bret Harte residents

San Rafael Police Chief Diana Bishop (L) and Lt. Dan Fink (R) met residents of the Bret Harte neighborhood in San Rafael on Tuesday evening

San Rafael Police Chief Diana Bishop (L) and Lt. Dan Fink (R) met residents of the Bret Harte neighborhood in San Rafael on Tuesday evening

San Rafael Police Chief Diana Bishop encourages Bret Harte residents to call if they think something isn’t right. Chief Bishop said they aren’t bothered by residents calling them.