featured graphic for Garden Grove National Night Out during COVID-19. GGPD Officer Tim Ashbaugh and his K-9 partner, Kody.

Garden Grove community tunes in to National Night Out, social media challenge winners announced

On Tuesday, August 4, hundreds tuned in to the City’s social media platforms to view a special message from the Garden Grove Police Department (GGPD) as they virtually commemorated National Night Out 2020 with a video produced by award-winning Garden Grove TV3.

National Night Out is an annual celebration of police-community partnerships, focusing on the shared importance of building safer neighborhoods, encouraging community involvement, and strengthening police/community relations.

“For the past 30 years, the Garden Grove Police Department has not missed the opportunity to participate in National Night Out,” said Police Chief Tom DaRé. “During the current COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to offer quality customer service, while protecting and serving this city. We greatly appreciate the show of support from the community.”
The National Night Out 2020 video introduced several police officers and specialized units, including the Special Resource Team, dedicated to helping the homeless; Community Impact Unit, which focuses on solving problem areas and trends; and the K-9 Unit with K-9 Kody.

A social media challenge was hosted on a Facebook event page, and viewers had opportunities to win $20 gift cards to a Garden Grove restaurant of their choice.

The social media challenge winners are Elsy Vianey Salazar; Lindy Monge; Marla Castro-Orellana; Lala Leela; Mandy Alvarado; and Julie Favro.

Through community partnerships, the Garden Grove Police Department’s mission is to improve the quality-of-life in the community, while providing a sense of safety and security.

To learn more about the Garden Grove Police Department, visit ggpd.org or call the Community Liaison Division at (714) 741-5760.

This article was released by the City of Garden Grove.